Monday, November 25, 2013

Question of the Day

If there’s going to be a War On Christmas, Christmas has already launched a pre-emptive strike via the broadcast media; I’ve been fast-forwarding through “buy-me-crap” ads with snow and Santa Clause since before Halloween.  This makes you almost forget that there’s another holiday wedged in there this week.  In fact, there are two: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide this year.  That means that instead of sweet potatoes, there will be potato latkes (which is fine with me because I despise sweet potatoes).

That said…

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

11 barks and woofs on “Question of the Day

  1. I will be meeting my family at a restaurant in Grantsburg called “Dreamers” where we will have a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal served to us. After that I have no idea what I am going to do. A four day weekend and nothing to do.

  2. I think I’ll talk bob into including sweet potatoes with this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Heh, heh, heh.

    • Baked sweet potatoes done just as you’d do Idaho ones although for not as many minutes are absolutely terrific. No gummy sugary stuff added, just plain old butter and salt and pepper. Split them lengthwise so you can get as much butter on them as they’ll hold and scoop the flesh out as they sit on your plate. The skin is OK, too but not as crisp as the white variety’s. Try it, you’ll like it particularly with pork or chicken.

  3. Quiet weekend planned here: two boys, a cat and a duck (the last is dinner – smaller and easier to prepare than a turkey, and NO LEFTOVERS!)

    Christmas, now, will be an entirely different creature… ,-)

    One interesting thing about the WoC – if they’re going to caterwaul about how the Holy Days have been taken over by merchandising and intruded upon by Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice etc etc, why the BLEEP aren’t they complaining about not getting all twelve days of the season and having Mammon business ramp back up right away? Twelfth Night is the end of Christmas – not 12/26.

  4. I too dislike sweet potatoes. I also dislike all melons. Russ had surgery Thurs. so I am now chief cook and bottle washer. So, whatever happens, I have to do it ; he still can’t drive.

  5. For the first time in recent memory we’ll be feasting with family. Now that we live in a town where our daughter and granddaughter live we expect to be included in many more holiday celebrations than we ever were all the years we lived in northern Michigan and then in northern Ohio. With one son in Miami, one in Seattle and one in Baltimore getting the group together for Thanksgiving or Christmas has been an expensive effort. Now, at last, we can join hands around the table and offer thanks for this late-life boon. A son and daugher-in-law will come, too, driving the much shorter distance between our cities so we’ll all squeeze in together. Happy days ….

  6. We discontinued celebrating Thanksgiving when my husband left the Army; we only did it then to feed the single troops he knew. Since I am allergic to regular potatoes, I LOVE the “white” sweet potatoes that I can substitute, sometimes mixed with rutabagas in a delicious mash. Leaving out the silly sugar and marshmallows makes them delicious, low glycemic index, and healthy.

    We will decorate for Yule on Thanksgiving Day.

  7. We are having some friends over for T’giving dinner at our house in Grand Lake CO at 8600 feet altitude. I’m getting ready to watch Comet ISON from the local hilltop. I’ve got telescopes, cameras with long lenses, and binocs for all the neighbors to use. Sure hope the weather is good and warm at 3AM on Dec 1, 2, 3 ,etc. Latest prediction is 19° Monday night. Hope the big snowball shows up bright after its slingshot around the local star!

    Dec 3 is my 72nd birthday and the first since my heart attack in May. My little stents are working and I feel great. We have a lot to be thankful for in this heartbreakingly big, beautiful Universe. Best to all.

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