Friday, November 24, 2006
Recalling Yesterday--Thanksgiving Day
Since I don't have any Thanksgiving photos laying around, how about a sunset shot along Lake Superior.
Thanksgiving was fun, especially the joining with friends for the big meal. This way we don’t have left-over turkey which I really miss. But instead of baking a turkey, I got to make sweet potato casserole (which is always a big hit) and creamed spinach (which enough folks liked to go through two pounds of spinach), and a few other odds and ends. The day was beautiful. Last year it was a blizzard and there were white-outs. This year, I sported a short-sleeve shirt (after all, it’s warm enough with 15 people crowded into a small space). And we ate our fill. I still miss not having a turkey, but I’m probably the only one. I’m Scots enough not to throw any of it away. I slice up the meat so that there is turkey to eat, and then turkey sandwiches made with sliced turkey and turkey sandwiches made with turkey salad followed by casseroles with turkey in it. And if that’s not enough, I take the bones and boil it for a couple hours making great broth. Adding onions and carrots and maybe celery, I turn the broth into turkey soup with rice or turkey and noodles. Nothing is wasted and I can get well into December without having to buy meat. As I said, I’m the only one not upset about not having a turkey. Tonight we had pizza.