Lets face it. No matter how tough things get, we can always be thankful for something. 2016 has been marked by a lot of disappointing news but on Election Day we were greeted with wonderful news. Regardless of your feelings about DJT, the fact that Hillary Clinton will not be POTUS is something I, for one, will be giving thanks for on this day.
The feast comes in many forms. Traditional turkey, jazzed up turkey (deep fried, turducken, smoked, spatchcocked, turkey salad, turkey in a Jello mold) or something less conventional such as ham, standing rib roast, prime rib or fish sticks. Hillary supporters will be dining on tofurkey with tears for gravy.
Side dishes spawn great discussion. The primary controversy is whether to call it stuffing or dressing. Despite its common regional dialect, I had to be past the age of 30 before I heard anyone refer to stuffing as dressing. As a kid the stuffing was always in the bird and it tasted good. No one died from stuffing in the bird in my extended family. But someone somewhere fell ill after eating stuffing in the bird or some pointy-headed scientist did a bacterial culture on a commercial turkey left out on the counter all day and it grew salmonella and, BOOM, stuffing is no longer in the bird.
My nephew is a mountain of a man, still in college, but easily 6 foot 5 inches and 300 pounds. My mother is helping my sister with her cooking and she asked him what he’d like special. His reply was “A turkey, with stuffing in its ass like it’s supposed to be”. In defiance of the FDA my mother, in spite of his anatomical ignorance, is preparing this contraband item for him.
Stuffing or dressing, mashed potatoes, peas and/or carrots are the classics. Sweet potato casserole involving mini marshmallows and green beans with those fried onions from a can were exotic fare that we only saw at potluck suppers when we were in the Cub Scouts.
We’ve already covered the whole versus jellied cranberry controversy here. Adding another layer of complexity is homemade versus in the can.
Smoking the peace pipe
This label got the Mad magazine folding cover treatment back in grade school
Turducken is one of those mythical beasts that probably sound better than they taste
Piecaken on the other hand sounds like diabeetus in a pan
They must sell 95% of these between now and New Year’s Day.
I was making fun of the casserole but this looks like it might be good. Or “interesting”
100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
I couldn’t find the strip I was looking for which had a different saying but this is good too
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