Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!!!!
B at Cuttingsonablog asked me to describe Thanksgiving from
a British perspective. Urgghhh what to say??
It all started a million years ago when the Pilgrims came to America
and they survived the first year with the help of the Indians... then
at harvest time they all got together and had a yummy
The tradition continued and each year on a Thursday
in November (either the third or the last or something) we
all get together and give thanks for the superness of
living this charming American Dream.
I find it hilarious that it was started by the pilgrims... when in the
heck did the Brits ever give thanks for anything? We just
tend to take it all for granted and expect that we should
have a wonderful life, I mean, puleaseee... we deserve it
right??? We're part of the greatest Empire on Earth!
These days it's all about the food, yes, delicious, fantastic, once (actually twice)
a year goodies... turkey, sweet tators, pies beyond all pies and the best
veggies ever!!! Not to mention Grannies Banana Pudding!!!
Then on the day after Thanksgiving the stores slash their prices and people
everywhere get up at the butt crack of the middle of the night and
head out to the stores.
Its HELL ON EARTH!!! they are out there throwing elbows and
following intricate blue prints of the store to get to that coveted
item they have seen in the sale paper!!!
I am a bargain hunter, don't get me wrong but I have never, never,
done the Black Friday shopping thing in all the 12 years
I have been here. It's just not cricket!!!!
This year we are staying at home, we're not headed to the "family
shin dig" and they are not headed to us. It just worked out that
way.... so the McGillies are eating, playing Wii, watching movies
and chillaxing.... that's how we do it!!!
Here's a sample of the menu....
Turkey breast cooking in the crock pot with a secret marinade...
Sausage balls... a little too big but delish all the same....
Yummm mixture for the Pumpkin bread...
The pumpkin bread baking nicely in the oven..just for the record, it's now done and
actually rose quite nicely... can't be bothered to go and take another pic.
So that about wraps it up, one day a year set aside to
eat a big dinner, tell people what you're thankful for and
let the kids dress up as Indians or Pilgrims and make
little turkeys by drawing around their hands and coloring