Didn't see this one coming at all. Chizzy says to me the other day, "Thanksgiving is tomorrow." Normally an odd one to miss but it happen and I don't really know what it means. Even though she technically figured it out before I did, I think it came as a bit of shock to her as well. It did ignite a mini-mission though that required a bit of online recipe reading. Stuffing. Chizzy felt like whatever meal I came up with that day should definitely involve stuffing. Immediately, I mentally went down every aisle in my home away from home but stuffing mix just didn’t feel right. I just couldn’t picture where it could be on a shelf in the Coop on the corner. I’d have to cook it. (Just so I’m not misleading anybody, my culinary skills have only just recently got to the point where I can even debate whether things like Stove Top stuffing could classify as cooking.) The stuffing worked out great and it actually tasted and kind of looked like the stuff…ing. And I guess if people just called it “bread stir-fry” like it seems to be it would take away some of the tradition mystique. I’m not onboard with keeping it secret any longer.
Real potatoes were mashed but gravy was out. For that we ended up with a box of ‘gratin’ sauce if you can picture something like that. Turkey wasn’t there but we knew it was going to be a little chicken anyway.
We are sorry we weren’t able to spend it with anybody but the holiday was still able to do its job. We thought about all the things we are thankful for and there is a very good chance that if you are reading this you were a big part of those thoughts. We hope you all had a good one.
So, I guess it’s Christmas time then too? They get into the Christmas thing here pretty well so we’ll get sucked into the spirit. Although after convincing me a tree is the way to go, Chizzy surrendered unprovoked yesterday. Bold move. What’s behind it? Stay tuned in to find out…