November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Week Freak Out

This thing with Israel and Hamas is very bad. There is so much behind the scenes chess playing we are not privy too. This is not going to end well... and I wondered as of late if it is the beginning of the unraveling of the loosely woven and picked over tapestry of that, that is the Middle East.

Perhaps... I am a pessimist.


My niece lives in town now, which thrills me to no end. She is in her 20s now and is bright, beautiful and funny. Her sense of humor is dry and I find her young mind sharp and entertaining.

She texted me today to see if she could bring a salad or anything for Thanksgiving. I gave the standard response, 'Nope! Got it covered! Thanks!'

Good thing she can't read minds... or that phones don't give off vibes. 'Cuz the following were the responses in my brain that were all jumbled into one big messed up heap:

"Sh!t! Thanksgiving is this week!"

"F***! I have to buy a turkey! Which means I have to COOK.IT!"

"OMG. How many people do I have coming for Thanksgiving? How big a turkey do I buy?"

My nerves were calmed by the thoughts of the desserts I will be making.

Screw the turkey. Bring on the pie...

That might be my new saying in life. Hmmm. I might like it better than my newest quote, from the boys' priest, "Every Saint has a Past. Every Sinner has a Future." That one gives me hope.

But the Turkey and Pie... it brings me solace.

Posted by Boudicca at November 18, 2012 11:03 PM

Who wants to eat turkey? We don't! Thursday is lasagna and Friday is ribs.

Posted by: Judy at November 19, 2012 12:25 AM

I planned on having hamburgers until I found out my in-laws are coming down. D'oh. I picked up turkey breasts, stuffing, gravy, jellied cranberry and green beans. Forgot the potatoes. Sigh. Last minute shopping sucks. Good luck!

Posted by: vwbug at November 19, 2012 05:59 AM

Judy- I was surprised that we weren't doing some sort of Italian. Usually we do. This year is going to be VERY traditional.

VW- Mine is today. I'm making a list...

Posted by: Bou at November 19, 2012 06:42 AM

Have had the worst time wrapping my head around the fact that Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK! Its early!! 20 people will be at my mom's house on Thursday (its a big house . . .). Mad scramble ensued to find recipes for and make my assigned dishes. Anyone need 2 very easy and yummy cranberry recipes or a french onion soup recipe?? ;-)

Posted by: Nina at November 19, 2012 08:12 AM

Traditions give us a sense of comfort... but really, it's all about the dessert. I love 'Screw the turkey, bring on the pie!' ;)

Posted by: pam at November 19, 2012 08:45 AM

What is that? Thanksgiving at caligula's?

Screw the turkey!

Bring on the pie!

Posted by: K-nine at November 19, 2012 09:25 AM

I'm all about the pie... bring on the pie. But I only make one lest I eat myself out of my clothes. LOL.

Since it's only my husband and I (holiday travel being ridiculous and difficult for the kids to get here for what amounts to a long weekend) we are going to do crock pot Coq Au Vin and cranberry-pecan pie. It will be fantastic (it's what we did last year).

Posted by: Teresa at November 19, 2012 10:01 AM

Gimme the turkey and all the trimmings. Then I'll gladly have the pie. And turkey sandwiches for a week.

But I do like Judy's plans of lasagna. Be tempted to drop in for that...

And K-nine owes me a new keyboard, I just spit a mouthful of water into it...

Posted by: diamond dave at November 19, 2012 03:37 PM

My Dad has already sent me an email saying he's good with lasagna and ribs.

The frickin' broke the mold with K-Nine. Caligula's Thanksgiving. Great. Heh.

Posted by: Bou at November 19, 2012 03:55 PM

Y'know...if you're up to it, I'd suggest non-trad Thanksgiving, a la Crab legs! If you can handle it (and the rels don't mind of course). But that's just me...looking forward to butter dipped crab legs, some mashed potatoes, and one spoonful of green beans (only opening up one can donchano).
P.S. Seafood allergies notwithstanding of course

Posted by: Kevin at November 19, 2012 07:45 PM

Oh I could handle the non-Trad Thanksgiving! I just think that I married a traditionalist and some of my children may have followed in his footsteps. I might have a coup on my hands...

Dang. Add oysters rockefeller to that and I'm so there.

Posted by: Bou at November 19, 2012 08:25 PM

They broke the mold, then they made me!

Happy thanksgiving.

Posted by: K-nine at November 20, 2012 10:38 AM