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Thanksgiving 2019

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I make my corn casserole in the exact same dish.  It would not taste half as good in anything else.  You put on a wonderful looking spread!

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yes indeed

 

Corning coneflower blue always added something to its contents

 

I have a set still going strong.  from my mother.

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Banquet turkey pot pie for me.

1/2 slice of yellow American for Smudge; creamy salmon wet food for Sinder.

Just enough for all.

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Nothing is better than frying in lard.

Nothing.  Do not quote me on this.

 

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Well, Wednesday - like most people I was doing a lot of make ahead / prep work ... I made my banana pudding - I shredded the cheeses for Mac N Cheese- cut onions - garlic etc (late that night I mixed up the meatloaf and put it in the fridge) ... felt weirdly done in the kitchen ... that couldn’t be all could it? Well, that was weird. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It felt super empty. So i made dinner 😁 (usually during times like this it’s fend for yourself) ... but Mr Cat had crispy braised chicken thighs and butter braised Brussels  sprouts ... no banana pudding - that’s for T-Day ... 

 

T-Day was good - Mr Cat and Cat son thoroughly enjoyed ... after two meals and lunch packed for Friday - I weirdly have no leftovers 😲 (except banana pudding) ... the no leftover thing is just strange - I have a genetic problem that forces me to make enough food to feed a small battalion ... and we have no leftovers 😳😲 - except banana pudding ... 

 

About the banana pudding - I made a huge amount of banana pudding (well, I *thought* it was huge) ... Mr Cat said he’d like to take a big dish of it to work with him ... 🤷🏻‍♀️ Okay - I’m already making it - what’s a double.5 batch, right? ... 

 

Cat Son spends the night Wed - wakes up - has banana pudding for breakfast and feeds Mr Cat the same 😲🙄😳 ... they have T-Day  Lunch - dessert (more banana pudding) - dinner - then more banana pudding ... snack (more banana pudding) ... By this time - our dish of banana pudding is about 2/3 gone ... 

 

I wake up the next day (Friday) - dish of banana pudding Mr Cat was supposed to take with him for everyone else? Still in our little fridge 🤦🏻‍♀️ ... So I ask about it when he gets home ... he has decided that sharing his banana pudding is no longer optimal. ... What??? 😳 - I cant even 🙄😳🤦🏻‍♀️😲😂 ... I’m gonna go stuff my pork loin ... 

 

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My Mom's signature dessert was banana pudding...the real thing.

She would make it in the giant yellow Pyrex mixing bowl (you may not be old enough to remember that set of bowls that went from blue to yellow in increasing sizes.  Shown here.

It was also our favorite dessert.

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Ahh - no - I am not old enough to remember those Pyrex bowls 😂 - I am 50 yrs old ... 😁

 

My banana pudding is also “the real thing” - I make almost everything from scratch (I consider “from scratch” = homemade = not boxed / canned / pre-cooked etc.) ... once in a while I will succumb to convenience - but not often. 

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I spent Thanksgiving in LA with my cousin.  We were invited to her current husband’s ex wife family gathering.  There were several adult children involved on both sides of the family.  And a lot of mutual friends.  And two mothers in law.  Things were refreshingly civil.  

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@Shelby its Georgian style bean salad called Lobio.

The gathering was mostly Russian Jewish community from different parts of the former Soviet Ubnion.   This particular crowd was not keeping Kosher as you can tell from the pork belly roast photo.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobio

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@chefmd  As noted all looks tasty. The not so attractive but probably delicious green puree? Broccoli?

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@heidih shockingly it was mashed potatoes with something added up.  I did not partake.  The hostess was pleasantly amused at my request to take pictures.  I was shocked that nobody else was taking pictures ;)

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Unbelievable ... I’m talking to Mr Cat tonight - as he is eating - what else?! Banana Pudding! ...

I look at him and say, “Is that your co-workers’ banana pudding?” 

Mr Cat, “Yes.” 

Me: “You should be ashamed.”

Mr Cat: “I told ‘em you made it for ‘em and they weren’t getting any because I decided to keep it for myself ... “ 

Me: “😲😲😲

Mr Cat: (licking spoon) “Yep” 

Me: “What is WRONG with you?!” 😲😲😳🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

 

I got nothin’, man ... nothin’ ... 😞 

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I have an EpiPen ... my friend gave it to me when he was dying ... it seemed very important to him that I have it ... 

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19 hours ago, CatIsHungry said:

Ahh - no - I am not old enough to remember those Pyrex bowls 😂 - I am 50 yrs old ... 😁

 

I'm only a few years older, but I saw them in action regularly in my grandmother's kitchen.


“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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On 11/30/2019 at 4:04 PM, chefmd said:

I spent Thanksgiving in LA with my cousin.  We were invited to her current husband’s ex wife family gathering.  There were several adult children involved on both sides of the family.  And a lot of mutual friends.  And two mothers in law.  Things were refreshingly civil.  

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I have to ask...were y'all afraid he was going to escape before he got done?

 

Wonderful looking spread, seriously.

 

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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1 minute ago, kayb said:

 

I have to ask...were y'all afraid he was going to escape before he got done?

 

Wonderful looking spread, seriously.

 

Good question.  Adult children from many different parents/families cooked the dinner.  I was seriously impressed with the food. Mazel tov to their cooking skills.

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Wow, I'm so sick of leftovers. What a relief: this afternoon we made a vegetable stir fry, just cabbage, chinese chives and choi sum over rice. However the house really smells of turkey, since this morning I cooked my carcass for broth.  Good, too. But tomorrow is more turkey. My husband is all excited about making a pot pie. He's the crust guy. Leftover gravy gets added to the filling mix (a game changer!), and hopefully the rest of the saved turkey meat will get mostly used up. Enough already. At lease there will be lots of veggies in the pie as well. Some broth goes in as well, but the rest of the broth I will freeze until turkey soup sounds like a novelty. 

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Sigh. I haven't even broken mine down yet. They're in the auxiliary fridge. That's a job for tomorrow, that and stock.

 

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13 hours ago, chromedome said:

I'm only a few years older, but I saw them in action regularly in my grandmother's kitchen.

 

My Gran moved away when I was only 11 years old then passed 2 years later! Thanks for reminding of such a horrible time! *runs crying from room* 😢😢😢 (😂😉) ... btw - the two events were not related - her moving away from me, then her untimely demise, God rest her soul) ... 

 

My Gran, God love her, taught me to first bake - really instilled my love of baking - and all needlework I’ve done throughout my life ... Like most people - I still miss her   😁

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I have an EpiPen ... my friend gave it to me when he was dying ... it seemed very important to him that I have it ... 

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On 11/30/2019 at 5:04 PM, chefmd said:

I spent Thanksgiving in LA with my cousin.  We were invited to her current husband’s ex wife family gathering.  There were several adult children involved on both sides of the family.  And a lot of mutual friends.  And two mothers in law.  Things were refreshingly civil.  

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Looks great except for the marshmallow thing. 

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I love marshmallow sweet potatoes

 

grew up on them for Thanksgiving.

 

your rendition  @chefmd 

 

looks perfect

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, CatIsHungry said:

 

My Gran moved away when I was only 11 years old then passed 2 years later! Thanks for reminding of such a horrible time! *runs crying from room* 😢😢😢 (😂😉) ... btw - the two events were not related - her moving away from me, then her untimely demise, God rest her soul) ... 

 

My Gran, God love her, taught me to first bake - really instilled my love of baking - and all needlework I’ve done throughout my life ... Like most people - I still miss her   😁

 

We had the other extreme with mine. She lived to be 93 (she was born in the portentous month of August 1914, as the world slid into catastrophe) but unfortunately was long gone into dementia by the time she passed. This may perhaps be why I'm not big on zombie flicks...watching the mortal remains of a loved one shuffling around aimlessly strikes a little close to home.

 

After caring for her for 20 years my mom was terribly concerned about going that way herself, but we're feeling easier on that point as time goes on and she exhibits no more than ordinary getting-older forgetfulness.

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“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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4 hours ago, chromedome said:

 

We had the other extreme with mine. She lived to be 93 (she was born in the portentous month of August 1914, as the world slid into catastrophe) but unfortunately was long gone into dementia by the time she passed. This may perhaps be why I'm not big on zombie flicks...watching the mortal remains of a loved one shuffling around aimlessly strikes a little close to home.

 

After caring for her for 20 years my mom was terribly concerned about going that way herself, but we're feeling easier on that point as time goes on and she exhibits no more than ordinary getting-older forgetfulness.

 

I am terribly sorry about your Grandmother’s dementia :o( - that’s just - it’s never easy ... 

 

I will say that I am always a little envious  of people who have their grandparents and parents who live and are part of their lives well into their 80’s 90’s ...  

 

My Dad is alive and well (God bless him), but my mom was killed (car accident) when I was 30 ... Grandparents both sides - gone early teens or younger ... my favorite Aunt - thank goodness she’s not gone ... 

 

Mr Cat still has his mom (he’s six years older than me) - his Dad passed only 2 years ago (dementia :o( ) ... he was mid-30’s? When his grandparents passed (I was stunned! I couldn’t even fathom - he couldn’t understand the flip-side of not having any) ... 

 

I sat around in awe at holiday dinners with his family ... it just amazed me ... 

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On 12/2/2019 at 6:52 AM, rotuts said:

I love marshmallow sweet potatoes

 

grew up on them for Thanksgiving.

 

your rendition  @chefmd 

 

looks perfect

 

 

 

I did not cook any of the food, LOL.  Several adult children of several divorced/remarried couples did all the cooking.  It’s good to know that people in their 20s and 30s enjoy being in the kitchen.

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Well, Thanksgiving was every bit as weird as i thought it might be.  Mr. Kim's mom made the turkey and her fabulous yeast rolls and some sides.  His sister brought more sides and both of the other granddaughters had done the traditional Thanksgiving Eve pie night with grandma and provided pecan, pumpkin, and apple pies.  And Jessica and I walked in with nothing, as we were told to.  When she was complemented on the meal, my MIL said "it was a real joint effort".  Jessica and I couldn't even look at each other for fear we'd either crack up or tear up.  It was decidedly odd.  The food was very good (and traditional 😏), though. 

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23 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

Well, Thanksgiving was every bit as weird as i thought it might be.  Mr. Kim's mom made the turkey and her fabulous yeast rolls and some sides.  His sister brought more sides and both of the other granddaughters had done the traditional Thanksgiving Eve pie night with grandma and provided pecan, pumpkin, and apple pies.  And Jessica and I walked in with nothing, as we were told to.  When she was complemented on the meal, my MIL said "it was a real joint effort".  Jessica and I couldn't even look at each other for fear we'd either crack up or tear up.  It was decidedly odd.  The food was very good (and traditional 😏), though. 

I couldn't hit the like button, but I'm glad the food was at least good.  Don't they understand that contributing is important???  Sigh.  

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