[Sca-cooks] The 50th annual SCA-Cooks Thanksgiving list!
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Nov 20 10:53:11 PST 2006
On Nov 20, 2006, at 12:04 PM, Michael Gunter wrote:
> Well, it feels like 50 years to me.
> So, what are y'all making for Thanksgiving?
While I'm usually up for almost anything, much of my family is
relatively unadventurous by my standards, so we tend to see the
annual gather of The Usual Suspects, with everything of good quality
but otherwise nothing especially exciting. I'm expecting to arrive at
my sister's place and carve a brined turkey, this time one I did not
roast, and I've also been let off my usual mashed potato duty. There
had been some discussion of what might happen to our culture if I
were run down by a truck and nobody left on the planet who knew how
to mash potatoes in exactly that way -- trust me, it's nothing
exciting, garlic in the pot and heavy cream instead of milk. So, I
had to make a great show of Passing the Recipe on to one of my nieces...
Dang, I guess that means I'm gonna get hit by a truck. I've already
given her the recipe, so I'm now Officially Expendable.
It's not clear to me if anyone has been designated to make gravy, so
I may find myself doing that, probably by making a rather thick base
to which turkey pan drippings can be added.
And, as usual, there have been the usual tearful cries for creamed
onions, which nobody wants to make, and which I usually end up making
because nobody wants to peel 8,000 little onions, and which three
people will actually eat, including myself.
Friday, my wife and I will do it all over again on a smaller, but
more complete, scale at our house.
"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils mangent de la
brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them
-- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
-- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry
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