Friday, November 24, 2006

TT #10, nothing like a leftover

Thirteen Things about Thanksgiving 2006

Some of the highs and lows from yesterday...

1….We flipped between the Philadelphia Thanksgiving parade and the Macy's Parade. The Philadelphia one is sponsored by Boscov's, which kinda of eventually showed.

2.The Boscov's parade Santa was a pathetic joke in comparison to the Macy's santa. His beard didnt match his mustache and it was obviously a fake beard, while the Macy's Santa looked like he had lived with his white beard and jolly belly for most of his life. Goes to show what happens when a parade is sponsored by a cut rate department store.

3.The Lions lost again on Thanksgiving, some things never change.

4.The turkey was a hassle. We had probably not given it enough time to defrost, so there Mrs Duck and I wrestling over the heart and gizzards stuck inside. But what really surprised us was the fact that the neck was still attached!

5.The turkey itself was spiced with rosemary, sage, coriander, cinnamon and cumin. We also placed some bacon over the top and basted it with a maple syrup/water mixture.

6.Mrs Duck was in charge of the stuffing and again this year it came out splendidly. And yes we stuffed the Turkey.

7.Sarge and the Life Cereal kid were over early. While we werent even showered when yet, it was actually good since Sarge could get the neck off.

8.Eventually, Life Cereal Kid said my turkey looked disgusting. I might have had a slight meltdown then. Yes he's only 10, but there are still certain things one shouldnt say.

9.The Brussel Sprouts came out awesome! Probably the best thing I made for dinner. Ill share the recipe later.

10.The Turkey itself was a slight bit overdone, the white meat towards the top was very dry, but down deeper, it became fine. And the dark meat came out good.

11.Everyone stuffed there faces.

12.The Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie was a big hit. Though, the recipe was from the great Paula Deen. So you know she is gonna know how to make desserts.

13.Everyone left happy, Spice girl and Beau after Sarge and Life boy, and Mrs Duck and I just collapsed right after 11:00pm. I cant think of even eating leftovers right now.

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Buttercup said...

I don't eat meat, but I must say that your description of the spices you baked your turkey with sounded a bit tantalizing. My TT is up as well.

Anonymous said...

So...can you move yet?!?? :D

It sounds like you had a great day - even with the early arrivals, amateur cooking critics, and food-thawing oddities!

DK said...

Sounds like another successful Thanksgiving! Have you noticed that - once you're grown - they never quite meet your expectations. But they're still worth all the effort! Thanks for stopping by today, and have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here, but with all the TT's this week I get the picture about the festivities and traditions. Very interesting!
Thanks for stopping by!

Nichole M said...

Yay for stuffing the turkey! When I was a kid, *everyone* stuffed the turkey, and we didn't get food poisoning. sheesh

Nancy said...

I thought the turkey sounded good.

I did not have enough pumpkin pie. MAde two kinds of potato's and that was not enough for my kids.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the Santa's - My kids cried saying that it wasn't the Real Santa in Philadelphia this year!!