Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Timaree, Freebird Sings, posted this meme. Since Thanksgiving is one week away, and I feel unable to focus tonight on all the things I SHOULD be doing, here you are:
1. Which do you like better: Cooking at your house, or going elsewhere?
I never like to go somewhere else. We have our Thanksgiving tradition. I make the boys get up to watch the Macy's parade while I watch and get the bird going. We eat kind of later in the day, about 3:00. Its a quiet enjoyable day to enjoy with my daughter and her boys. Terry always helps me clean the kitchen, too!
2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen bird?
We buy the frozen birds that are on sale for $5-$7 at the grocery store. This year Walmart had them for .40 per lb, so I bought two and will probably make another for Christmas.
3. What kind of stuffing?
I make stuffing with onions, celery and mushrooms. Its the dressing that my mother always made and my family loves it.

4. Sweet potato or pumpkin pie?
We have pumpkin pie, always. Sometimes there are other fruit pies, but we ALWAYS have Pumpkin.
5. Do you believe that turkey leftovers are a curse, or the point of the whole thing?
We HATE leftover turkey, but we love ALL the other trimmings so I always make plenty to have the next day.
6. Which side dish would provoke a riot if you left it off the menu?
Polish noodles. Everyone loves my noodles, and even though I make them every month or so, they are expected to be part of the Thanksgiving meal.
7. Do you save the carcass to make soup or stock?
NO! We give away the left over bird. We really don't like turkey much.
8. What do you wish you had that would make preparing Thanksgiving dinner easier?
Nothing. I have done this meal so many times, its not a hastle at all. I wouldn't mind having the day before off to fuss with the house, but that's about it.

9. Do you get up at the crack of dawn to have dinner ready in the early afternoon, or do you eat at your normal dinner hour?
We get up at the normal time. Dinner is usually around 3 p.m. or whenever everything is ready.
10. If you go to somebody else's house, what's your favorite dish to bring?
We NEVER go somewhere else for a holiday dinner. We like the leisure of our own home and hate to rush to someone elses time schedule. However, when I go to someone elses for a dinner, I usually take a box of quality chocolates for the hostesss. She has her own menu so I don't take food.

11. What do you wish one of your guests wouldn't bring to your house?
Food. I would prefer they don't bring food. Just bring themselves!!
12. Does your usual mix of guests result in drama, or is it a group you're happy to see?
I don't spend time with people I don't enjoy. Never. I made that a rule of life 25+ years ago.

13. What's your absolute favorite thing on the menu?
Dressing and gravy. Its the meal for me!
14. What are you thankful for this year?
For my husband. He is everything. As long as we are together, everything is right.
If you would like to do this meme feel free to take it. Let me know if you do it so I can come read your answers!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Yesterday, a young soul left this earth.
Why was life so hard for him.
Someone may know the answer.
Maybe you will never know.
I wish I could help you, I can never feel your pain.
But if you read this, you will know how much I care.