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Happy Turkey Day

I have a raging cold, so I slept in. Bill and I will be having a very late dinner. Do we care? Do newlyweds care about anything outside their tiny circle of bliss? Nah.

I’m making a small, traditional dinner, just for the two of us. I haven’t roasted a turkey in years, but I found it all coming back to me as I put together stuffing and prepped the bird for its long, hot afternoon. In the stuffing this year (it’s always a little different):

  • Good bread with lots of grains and nuts and stuff
  • Green and yellow peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery
  • Chipotle chilis
  • Garlic
  • Oregano, basil, and paprika

It looked perfect going in, though having a cold is hard on someone who cooks by smell. Later, I’ll fix a condiment plate with pickles, olives, and stuffed celery, my famous (or infamous, if you have high cholesterol) mashed potatoes with sauteed things, and some ambrosia. Er, except we forgot to get fruit cocktail.

Um, hubby? Could you make a quick trip to the store?

4 Responses to Happy Turkey Day

  1. Amit says:

    A few more of those chili’s and that cold will certainly be “on it’s way”! Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Bill says:

    I have but one thing to say: YUM! I can really get behind a holiday that centers on cooking all day and then stuffing yourself all evening. Also, Aus readers: that stuff you’ve been eating that you think is turkey? That ain’t turkey. The real thing is sooooooo much better.

  3. Paul says:

    God damn Bill how long you bin over there and already it’s better!?!?!?

    I wish youse all well 🙂

  4. Bill says:

    Hey Paul, I just said the turkey’s better. I bet they can’t cook roo for shit!