Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Finally it is here- Turkey Day and Black Friday to follow. Sheesh, I've been hearing all the ads and the Christmas music for nearly a month now! So tomorrow is officially the day I can start celebrating Christmas.
But for TODAY I am going to cook slowly and carefully and enjoy spending the day here at home with Daddy Jesus, the Pups and hopefully my daughters and grand son.
No Big Game Hunter this year with Baboon heads, or Elephant Feet or Nile Crocodile hides. No extras either- although that is what I usually love best about Thanksgiving. All my singles have either moved away, died or 'hooked-up' with someone! My family- well that is another story entirely.

Of course being me- I began thinking about disasters in the kitchen. And I began wondering what kinds of disasters YOU all have had on Thanksgiving, cooking or non. Did your dog take the turkey? Did Grandma fall into the swimming pool? Did Baby boy #1 snort peas through his nose?

I- of course- have NEVER had a disaster on Thanksgiving... but I have had a few weird ones.
So I'll start with...
My crazy youngest sister ( as opposed to my crazy older sisters) came to my house for dinner- now I believe she must have been high- and during the dinner, in which I had thirty two people seated, she begins to give an unintelligible toast to love and forgiveness. And it went on and on and on. AND then she read a poem she had composed- that had nothing to do with her toast, and it went on and on and on.
What she had done, or we had done, to warrant that toast is still a mystery to ALL of us!

So tell me- what is your funniest or most disastrous Turkey Day! I promise I won't tell another soul!


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I don't have any good stories. We tend to keep our holidays quiet and relative-free. Terrible, I know, but you don't know my relatives.

Maia said...

Well, I don't even know where to begin, but I think the day one cousin announced that she couldn't stand her husband, sexually and another cousin's wife announced, to the surprise of all, that she was walking out of this dinner and getting a divorce, is my all time winner. This winning day is followed closely by the time the sewer system backed up into my sink. YIKES.
I am just happy and grateful, if everything turns out and my wild hare family behaves.

Rising Rainbow said...

Easy one here, the oven died halfway through getting the turkey cooked. We did get it finally cooked however and ate dinner somewhere around 10 PM when dinner had been scheduled for 3. I think that turkey tasted the best ever simply because our mouths watered for it for so long.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Carolyn said...

We were celebrating at the coast house with all of Rob's family. I convinced his mom to use my "SLOW cook the turkey over night" recipe. The power went out and the turkey soured overnight. We threw it over the railing and watched the vultures gorge themselves. Thanksgiving dinner? Chili!

Lil Mama said...

One time, my mother forgot to make mashed potatoes!