News this week is in short supply... guess we're all focused on the upcoming holidays!
There are the large blessings: health, love, family, a roof over our heads... But how about the small blessings? The little everyday things (or maybe not-so little) that we are grateful for, but perhaps take for granted? LadyKillers will be tackling small blessings during this week of thankfulness (or, perhaps, tackling other subjects related or not... we're a independent-minded group!).
TASTY THANKSGIVING TIDBITS
With Thanksgiving looming, thoughts turn to food (at least this particular LK admin's thoughts turn to food and the upcoming necessary preparations for the feast). We asked the LadyKillers to chime in with confessions of their favorite Thanksgiving nibbles... the offerings, as you see, are often infused with memories of times past:
Ann - My T.D. favorite dish comes from childhood: traditional bread-based stuffing (with celery and onion and mountains of sage), smothered with turkey gravy and homemade cranberry sauce... YUM!
Hannah - Stuffing (or dressing?) is also one of my absolute favorite turkey day food. That and cranberry upside down cake :D
Peggy - Stuffing is my favorite dish too. The kind we had as a kid is exactly what you've described, Ann. I always make a huge amount so there will be enough for third and fourth helpings. We spent many Thanksgivings at my aunt and uncle's home. One year my aunt decided that in the interest of not overdoing the calories, she would eat only her two favorites of the many delicious dishes that graced the table -- stuffing and a wonderful chocolate dessert that my mother always contributed. She stuck to her resolve, too. How I envied her the huge mound of stuffing that, on its own, filled her dinner plate.
Camille - Favorite Thanksgiving food: home made ravioli. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce were “American food” that I discovered only after I left the neighborhood.
Priscilla - Roasted veggies served with either polenta or pasta.
Staci - I have to vote for stuffing as well. I absolutely love it, and Thanksgiving is the only time of year that we eat it.
Terry - I used to love stuffing until I discovered that I am allergic to wheat—and that’s why I was sick every Thanksgiving after eating stuffing. My favorite dish is brussels sprouts. Love them. I also like turkey. And I love pumpkin pie (in a gluten free crust, of course).
Carole - My mother's scalloped corn is a favorite (what Ohio gal doesn't love corn) and pumpkin pie. I can almost taste it now.
Sharan - Stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, which is why I’m not going up for the family bash. I was taught to make all of these by my Iowa-raised grandmother. She didn’t stint on the butter. We also have fudge as an appetizer. Instead I’m thinking of a salad and my annual cheese soufflé.
Mysti - Most Thanksgiving food is not spicy, and since I really don’t need the calories, we usually improvise on Turkey Day, though I’m sad if I don’t get a taste of cranberry sauce. It’s kind of fun to break away from the food for Thanksgiving. We always pick a themed movie marathon—this year it might be Wacky Documentaries (Jodorowski’s Dune, the one about the backup singers, etc.) or Noir for a warmup before January’s Noir City. One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories is of us three siblings-spouses-and-kids hitting a restaurant in San Francisco and cracking up the waiter whose other guests were…um…more upper-crust and boring than we were. LK admin aside: That Mysti, always the rebel! ;-)
Wishing readers and writers alike the best this autumnal season has to offer, and may you find your favorite tasty treats on the table this Thursday!