[Sca-cooks] The 50th annual SCA-Cooks Thanksgiving list!

Lilinah lilinah at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 22 17:26:43 PST 2006

Well, the big plan was that my daughter and I were going to make a 
really GOOD Thanksgiving dinner. To *&$% with "tradition". We wanted 
delicious. I collected many recipes, sorted through them and made a 

Alas, my brother decided to take his family to Washington DC over 
Thanksgiving. And he didn't let me know until i phoned him to ask if 
his family had particular likes or dislikes.

Then my daughter - who I was very excited to get to see, plus she's a 
great cook, so cooking with her is FUN! - called to saw that she was 
overloaded with grad school work and job foo, so she wouldn't be able 
to make it. She'll be coming for a week around Christmas.

So i cancelled  - no sense driving down to San Diego for Thanksgiving 
with my Mom - since her sense of smell has departed she only tastes 
sweet, salty, sour, and bitter - my daughter and i will visit her 
after Christmas.

And my consort always goes to his mother's in SoCal for Thanksgiving.

So, i'll just sit here alone in the cold and dark. Sniff.

I'm baking a pumpkin-pecan pie and 3 small sweet potatoes in their 
skins (so i'll have some for later). I got some beautiful mixed salad 
greens (mesclun?) with fresh flowers in it from a local Farmers' 
Market. I got some nice green beans and mushrooms for two different 
vegetable dishes. And for reasons even i don't understand, i got a 
Tofurkey - because Now & Zen Bakery, which made a better version, 
appears to be having some serious business trouble. I'm crossing my 
fingers that they've improved the quality since i reviewed Tofurkey 
for this list 6 years ago.

I'm gonna watch the Macy's Parade on TV bright (or cloudy) and early 
in the morning - something i haven't done in decades - while the food 
is baking, and i plan to eat my "dinner" around lunch time.

I also finally gave in and bought a DVD player - and after my dinner, 
i'm gonna watch a DVD of "Bubba-Hotep".

Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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