Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy (Early) Thanksgiving

We celebrated the eid not by slaughtering a sheep (we could hear them bleating throughout the neighborhood yesterday morning...because they were probably having so much fun being beloved pets) but by having a proper American Thanksgiving (minus the turkey and football).  Since I won't be here for Thanksgiving (one week, folks) we decided to feast a little early.  We invited Kyle and Sun over and cooked all sorts of good food.  A few observations:

1.)  When I opened my window this morning it felt like Thanksgiving:  that is to say, 70 degress and sun, sun, sun. 

2.)  We had the best stuffing ever.  Ever!  America's Test Kitchen cornbread and sausage stuffing.  Knights of Columbus, was I ever thankful for it.

3.)  Bronwyn doesn't own a pie pan (We're not judging you, B.)  There are cake pans aplenty, but nothing to bake a pie in.  So I free-formed an apple pie and it turned out fantastic.  Even with the weird sugar they have here.  The granuals are so large that they don't completely desolve in baking. 

4.)  Kyle and Sun were introduced to the very Mormon tradition of Jello as part of the Thanksgiving feast.

5.)  Have you ever had a Thanksgiving feast that included fewer than 2 desserts?  Me neither.  And I think that's grand.  Yummy Pumpkin Stuff made an appearance.  You don't know YPS?  Sad.

Since I am so close to coming home to the World's Largest Felt Collection how about a give-away?  Leave a comment with your favorite Thanksgiving food and you'll be entered into a contest to win a bookmark with a character of your choice.  Either one that I've already done or one that you think will be funny.  Contest ends Sunday at noon (in Tunisia.  I'll let you do the math.)

14 comments:

Misha said...

I could eat pumpkin pie (my mommy's pumpkin pie, that is) every day of the year and be a happy woman. Not a healthy woman maybe, but a blissfully, happy one.

Chris said...

#1-Pumpkin Pie
#2-Stuffing
#3-Turkey (white meat)

thefoxkids said...

my absolute favorite thanksgiving side is brace yourself.. "throw up pudding" (a name given by us kids years ago not it's actual name but yea it kinda looks like throw up)... it's a jello salad w/lime jello, cottage cheese, heavy cream and pineapple.. all those things sound totally YUCK>. but let me tell you it's the best.. another funny it was brought into family traditin by the NON MORMON side of the family!!!

Amy said...

stuffing...love to get stuffed on stuffing. Just no giblets please.

Stephanie said...

That's tough. I like everything on Thanksgiving, but I especially like the rolls. Homemade please. With real butter and the ability to sop up the mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce at the same time. Mmmm.

Tammy said...

the funeral potatoes are my favorite!

Bob said...

Deep Fried Turkey slathered in gravy...and pumpkin pie

Brooke said...

Mashed Potatoes make my Thanksgiving world go round. :D

Rach said...

I think it's a tie between stuffing and hot rolls. But dark meat off a deep fried turkey is also close to the top. Oh, I can't even talk about this without digging through my cupboards from something to tide me over until next Thursday. YUM!

Andrea said...

It's all about the rolls.

Laura said...

I have to say that YPS is one of my favorite seasonal things, although not actually served at Thanksgiving. I think mashed potatoes are SO amazing. I know it's an oridnary thing, but on Thanksgiving, my mom would put about 14 lbs of butter, and she always used evaporated milk to make them creamier. I still do that now, but I have to sneak the extra butter in. Mike thinks a few tablespoons is enough. Something is seriously wrong with him!

The Cahoons! said...

Stuffing is my all time fav. Then Deviled eggs. Oh I can't wait for next week!

Jayne said...

home made mashed potates, with lots of butter!

oh yes, I do love potatoes

Karina & John Calderwood said...

turkey gravy :) I'm probably too late.