Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It's all about the bird, baby

Thanksgiving Horoscope for Gemini
You're the sign most likely to bring up interesting and controversial topics at Thanksgiving dinner.
Your signature dish: Sweet potatoes with marshmallows
Your signature dessert: Pumpkin cheesecake
This holiday: Play bartender. You're family is much more lively with a few drinks in them.
when they're right they're almost right. Love the sweet potatoes and love the marshmallows but not so much together. Pumpkin cheesecake totally rocks the holiday. Just give me a spoon and leave me alone with it. I don't really need to play bartender though since the family are all really good at helping themselves to various libations without any prompting from me. The guys are all about beer drinking before dinner and in front of the football game. Dinner itself is always a good deep, rich, red. The other day someone mentioned Ravenswood and I second(or third or whatever) that motion. I also like a nice Zinfandel and Merlot. Depends on what the husband or brother-in-law picks up tomorrow and I long ago stopped caring about the red with meat and white with fowl thing. There will be pumpkin pie(no cheesecake this year)and whipped cream, because for me it's really about the whipped cream(German heritage here-whipped cream in everything, that's how I got this way)Whipped potatoes(mmmm),sausage and cornbread stuffing-asparagus and all the fixin's. Last but not least there will be fresh fruit-melons,berries,etc. Something for everyone. Oh!-I forgot the gravy and cranberry. I make a pan gravy with just juices and 1/2 Knorr turkey gravy packet and enhanced with a good stock. It's not thick like "stand a fork in it gravy" it's thin and more about the turkey flavorand we have the old-fashioned cranberry that you plop from the can and can cut with a knife(they like it that way, what can I say) Well, that's Thanksgiving around here. If the weather is nice we all troop to our beach, less than a mile away, for a nice walk and to collect beach glass for me. I have several large glass containers of beach glass. That started years ago with a gift of a piece by my little boy. Now people bring me beach glass from all over. It's lovely. As for the controversy in the first part of this quiz-I leave that to someone else. I'm usually too busy to take part in many BIG conversations and most people in this group know how I feel about hot topics without mucking up a perfect day with that stuff.
Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful celebration and plenty to be thankful for.


Rian said...

When J and I were younger and still went to his parents for T'giving, I brought homemade cranberry sauce one year. They all looked at it and said, "What is that! My FIL shook his head and went and got a can of the stuff that exits the can in a solid red tube. They were NOT about messing with tradition, that's for sure. If the [canned] candied yams didn't have marshmallows on them (gack), well, it "just wasn't Thanksgiving."

The first time I made The Dinner I made pumpkin cheesecake. With gingersnap crust. It was divine.

kjquilts said...

Dee, I'd like to see some of your beach glass. Tell us a little bit about what it is. (I live in Texas so no beach glass here!)