Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving This n That

Turkey dinner Thanksgiving 2014
Yesterday our yard was filled with turkeys - hens, toms, jakes... two rafters worth.  We will not be eating any of our wild turkeys today. 

A group of turkeys is called a rafter.

I love pumpkin pie, but I hate nutmeg, so I turn down offers of pumpkin pie from most people and I don't buy pumpkin pie.  I also suck at pie crust, so I usually make a pumpkin cheesecake.  This year I lazed out, though, so we're having a store-bought cherry pie.

I also suck at roasting a turkey, which is why Hubs cooks Thanksgiving Dinner every year.  He rocks the turkey, man.  He'll be in the kitchen today while I am reading or writing or watching TV.  Of course, since he cooks the big bird, I will do the clean-up. It's the least I can do.

Hubs and I were talking last night and we decided we're both extremely thankful for each other.  And we're thankful for our decision to move here. 

I had four relatives on the Mayflower.  A married couple with their daughter, and a single man on the ship who later married the daughter.  So, I'm like American royalty or something.  Right?  LOL

I love the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special, especially the end when Snoopy and Woodstock are eating together.  There's Woodstock gobbling down his turkey feast and a piece of pumpkin pie that's bigger than he is.  =o)

Some dude in Wisconsin bagged an eight-point DOE this year.  Yeah, I guess like 1 out of 100,000 does grows antlers because of an excess amount of testosterone.  Who knew?

Anything on your this n that for today?

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!  And if you're not in the states, Happy Thursday!


  1. Wow! You are American royalty.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Beth. I'm still sick, so I'm hunkering down and letting hubby do the cooking.

    1. LOL, thanks!

      Dang, Maria! I hope you start to feel better today so you can enjoy your hubby's cooking. And have the Happiest Thanksgiving you can! :hugs:

  2. Get well soon, Maria!

    I have 60 homemade rising on the stove. Pumpkin pie baked. Pecan pie going in the oven eventually. We're headed to the in-laws for a 20+ family lunch. After clean-up, I'm coming home for more words. Deadlines wait for no holiday! LOL

    I was up at 5 a.m. even if I wasn't cooking the entire meal. Old habits (and DST) are to blame.

    I've feed the wild birds, squirrels, feral cats and the stray/lost/gets loose border collie who wanders through on almost a daily basis. They all get Thanksgiving reats too.

    I'm debating a second pot of coffee. I've almost killed the one made at 5:30 and Lawyer Guy is still sleeping. :P

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for so many things but especially having you as a friend, B.E.! Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. I hope you're feeling better, Maria!

    Oh, pumpkin cheesecake sounds wonderful! But for some reason now I'm craving chocolate. :-)

    I survived Thanksgiving, mostly because 12 out of the 30 expected didn't bother to show until long after I left. Since 6 of them are of Scream-at-Everything age, I'm very grateful. I'm toooooo old for little kids. ;-)