Tuesday, November 24, 2009

RANDOM DOZEN #13...THANKS


Joining Liddie @ 2nd Cup for this week's EARLY Random Dozen!
1. Are you sticking to traditional Thanksgiving foods this year, or are you being culinarily adventurous?
TRADITIONAL (BRINING MY BIRD, AS USUAL)

2. Tell me something concrete that you're thankful for. (Something you can literally touch, see, etc., not a concept like "hope.")
THANKFUL FOR 10 YEARS COLON-CANCER FREE!

3. You knew the flip side was coming: Share about something intangible that you're thankful for.
MY FRENCH-PRESS COFFEE POT

4. Share one vivid Thanksgiving memory. It doesn't have to be deep or meaningful, just something that remains etched in your memory.
HELPING MY MOM MIX THE SOUTHERN DRESSING WITH MY HANDS IN THE LARGEST BOWL (THE TUPPERWARE CAKE CARRIER)...THE GOOEY, WETNESS OF THE DRESSING WHILE SQUISHING IN EACH EGG AS THEY WERE ADDED BETWEEN MY VERY-CLEAN FINGERS STILL REMINDS ME OF ALL THE SOUTHERN TRADITIONS FROM MY MOTHER AND GRANNY.

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?
MY DOUBLE SINK FULL OF DISHES AND EVERYONE THAT SHOULD BE HELPING CLEAN UP WILL BE FALLING ASLEEP ON THE COUCH FROM CARB 'OVERLOAD'

6. Do your pets get any left-overs?
WHEN MURPHY, MY PEEK-A-POO, WAS STILL IN THE WORLD HE'D NIBBLE ANY LEFTOVER APPLE CORES... WHILE I HELD IT FOR HIM...(THIS TRADITION STARTED WHEN I WAS PREGNANT...I CRAVED APPLES, AND AFTER I FINISHED EACH ONE, HE WOULD SIT IN MY LAP AND NIBBLE THE APPLE CORE WITH HIS FRONT TEETH AS I ROTATED IT FOR HIM)...I EVEN HAVE VIDEO OF HIS ENTERTAINING US WITH HIS SCARFING DOWN THE APPLE EDGES...I SURELY MISS HAVING THAT LITTLE BUNDLE IN MY LAP...

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?
WE DO PRAY BUT WE TYPICALLY DON'T JOIN HANDS, UNLESS WE HAVE FRIENDS VISITING, THEN WE ENJOY JOINING HANDS WITH THEM

8. Will you be watching football in the afternoon? If not, what will you be doing?
ARE THERE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WATCH FOOTBALL IN THE AFTERNOON??

9. There are two distinct camps of people on this issue: How do you feel about oysters in the dressing/stuffing?
FIRST OFF, MY FAMILY DOESN'T 'STUFF'...WE MAKE PANS OF DRESSING THAT ARE MOIST INSIDE BUT CRUNCHY ON TOP AND AROUND THE EDGES...AND IN OUR FAMILY NONE OF THOSE PANS EVER INCLUDES OYSTERS...WE HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO PUT CHICKEN PIECES IN OUR DRESSING AS IT COOKS. THE ONLY THING INSIDE MY BRINED BIRD IS ORANGES, LEMONS AND/OR VIDALIA ONIONS, WHICH GET TOSSED AFTER IT'S DONE COOKING.

10. Do you consider yourself informed about the first Thanksgiving?

YES, BUT I CAN'T DO IT JUSTICE...SO GO HERE: Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth MA


11. Which variety of pie will you be enjoying?
SWEET POTATO W/ WHIPPED CREAM

12. Do you feel for the turkey?? (This is a humorous throw back question related to the 12th question in another Random Dozen!)
NO FEELING FOR THE TURKEY...HE'LL BE BRINED THE NIGHT BEFORE BEFORE GOING INTO THE SMOKER :)


Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

14 comments:

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Love your answers. It is funny that the blogs I follow the author tends to be like me. LOL When they answer questions, etc... I find we have lots in common.

Hope you have a super day.

Cece

Mocha with Linda said...

Yeah for pan dressing!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Sweet Potato Pie? Count me in!

Wishing you & yours a truly memorable and yummy Thanksgiving,

Kathleen

SouthLakesMom said...

There's something so memorable about those 'tactile' early memories! My mom still does it that way.

As for the kid who comes and doesn't eat -- it's because when he was little his mom always said, 'oh, no, he won't eat that.' So he doesn't try anything new. But she's a pretty controlling person which is why I'm praying for God to show me her through HIS eyes this year during the holidays.

So far I'm not doing too well. Sigh.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I think I will brine my turkey breast this year as well.

I made a good dent in my pre-thanksgiving prep today and I am going to get some more things done in a bit.

Y'all have fun at your mom's!

R

Gombojav Tribe said...

Congratulations on being CANCER FREE!!!! YIPPEEEEE!!!!

Kim said...

I've told my son that when he visits he HAS to help his dad build a smoker. He built one for himself this past year and has been busy smoking up a storm; every kind of meat you can imagine has found its way into his smoker :-) I've only had smoked turkey once -- DELICIOUS!

I can't believe you're from Georgia and didn't put pecan as your pie of choice! lol

Just returned from first day of giving oral exams at the English school. It was funny to see how none of the guys remembered many details from the movie the whole class had seen and which I had to ask about. They remembered the main character and that was it. lol It was a "chick flick" -- I told the director that next year I'll supply some movies both the men and women will enjoy (am thinking The Pacifier or Man of the House).

quilly said...

#5 -- I am so glad those days have passed for me. When my family was young I suffered this fate. Now we share thanksgiving with friends and they treat me so much better than my relatives. ;)

SnoWhite said...

I'm with you on the sweet potato pie :) Yum!

Melli said...

Congratulations on that cancer free colon! I would say THAT is something to be pretty darned thankful for! INDEED!

I've NEVER had a turkey cooked your way - but it sounds wonderful! I bet that fruit in the cavity gives it a great little touch!

Thena said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I couldn't find an email address, but I wanted to let you know that I left you an award on my blog. Drop by when you get a chance.

My Army Brats and Me said...

Hey send me your address again. I lost your email and Alexa needs to send your bracelets. I am sorry:) Hope you are having a great week.

Tabi said...

We cook our dressing the same way!! Can't wait to eat it tomorrow! I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

#2: Rejoicing with you!

#6: would love to see the video.

Be blessed today!