Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Random Dozen, Thanksgiving Edition

1. Are you sticking to traditional Thanksgiving foods this year, or are you being culinarily adventurous? Strictly traditional in our house. This is no time to experiment. It’s all about eating more than you can stand.

2. Tell me something concrete that you're thankful for. (Something you can literally touch, see, etc., not a concept like "hope.") Yes I am thankful for the concrete where are cars are parked. If it weren’t for that, my shoes would be all muddy right now.

3. You knew the flip side was coming: Share about something intangible that you're thankful for. Peace of mind knowing that I do unto others even when they sometimes don’t deserve it.

4. Share one vivid Thanksgiving memory. It doesn't have to be deep or meaningful, just something that remains etched in your memory.

One thanksgiving my father and my uncle came home with a fresh turkey. It was huge and they said they got a deal on it at the store so they couldn’t pass it up. While we were eating at my grandmother’s house, a bulletin came across the TV asking if anyone had seen some man’s pet turkey “Bob” that had escaped the day before. They said there was a reward for his return. Dad looked over at my uncle and they both smiled and my mother saw them do it. All the ladies except my grandmother quit eating. Grandma said; “Well there isn’t anything we can do about it now so let’s eat.” I loved Grandma’s logic. I loved Bob too.

5. What is one thing that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt is going to happen this Thanksgiving because it always does, year after year? There will be a family fight when we go to a relative’s house. They always fight. I think they live to fight.

6. Do your pets get any left-overs? Of course!!! Mr. T is spoiled. Will I get left-overs? Maybe.

7. Does your family pray before the big meal? If so, do you join hands while seated, stand, repeat a formal prayer or offer a spontaneous prayer? Who does the praying? Yes we join hands and someone will spontaneously say a prayer.

8. Will you be watching football in the afternoon? If not, what will you be doing? I call the couch. Its nap time after lunch. Then we are off to the relative’s house.

9. There are two distinct camps of people on this issue: How do you feel about oysters in the dressing/stuffing? I can take it or leave it. My other grandmother used to make it that way.

10. Do you consider yourself informed about the first Thanksgiving? I think it is most likely a myth. I doubt seriously if they really did that. I think they went to Kentucky Fried Chicken and ate there.

11. Which variety of pie will you be enjoying? I would like to say pecan but I think my son ate all the shelled nuts last night.

12. Do you feel for the turkey?? (This is a humorous throw back question related to the 12th question in another Random Dozen!) Not a bit, see question #4. I don’t feel for the oysters either.

Have a great day,


Andrea said...

Hope you are have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Traditional, although I am going to brine a turkey for the first time every. If it doesn't work out we'll just be eating ham with our dressing.

I'm thankful for running water. Ours was out for around an hour this morning right in the middle of showering, cooking, washing clothes and so forth.

The thankful for the peace of mind that comes with having my mother and brother settled in their new living situations.

Memory...going to my aunt's farm. It was like a wonderland...literally over the river and through the woods.

Every year we eat too much and have too many leftovers.

Yes to to football, at least not until Clemson plays on Saturday.

Pecan and Pumpkin pies...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

skoots1mom said...

do oysters have feelings:) you crack me up!
Blessings for a Wonderful Thanksgiving for you and your family

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

The Bob the Turkey story is hilarious! Be blessed, Greg!

Monogram Queen said...

I tried to copy/paste and it screwed up so i'm just going to discuss the turkey. I never look at the big hulking piece of frozen flesh and equate it with the gobbley things I see running around on TV - however last Thanksgiving we went to K-Mart in the afternoon and went down the dirt road near my old house and a whole flock of wild turkeys were hanging out in the road.
Coincidence? - I think NOT!
I did sorta/kinda feel guilty then!
Happy Turkey Day Greg & family. I"m going to have some pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Yummy yum!

Edie said...

4. Aw poor Bob! That is sad. I would have had your Grandma's logic but it's still sad. I once had a pet fish named Bob. Thankfully he never got out. :)

9. One word... blech!

10. I was just thinking that I would like to go to KFC instead of cook.

12. I don't feel for the oysters either. Maybe if they were named Bob.

Have a great Thanksgiving Greg!

Lil Red said...

LOL - What a great Thanksgiving memory! Love your grandmother!!

I haven't had pecan pie in ages and no one else in my family is crazy about it so we're just having apple and maybe coconut custard (which aren't bad either!).

Happy Thanksgiving, Greg!! Eat up and be jolly! :)

The Dental Maven said...

Loved your random dozen, Greg! Have a very Happy!

Wanda said...

What a great dozen~~ thankful for the hugs of grandchildren. Thankful for my citizenship in Heaven.
Love the traditional food! Cornbread stuffing...with homemade cornbread.
I had Apple pie for breakfast this morning with a dab of butter....
I will have another piece this afternoon with whipped cream.
It was a very good Day!!!

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