My turkey is roasting and my stuffing and carrots just went into the oven, so I have a short break before I need to start beating potatoes and cooking broccoli. I was going to live-blog today like I did last year, but it would have gone like this
11:30--yell at everyone to get out of the kitchen
12:30--seriously, all of you, get the hell out of here!
So there's a condensed Thanksgiving live blog.
7yo and I just had one of our occasional discussions of his occasional threats to become a vegetarian. I think I blogged about this once before; 7yo is the pickiest of eaters. And he hates turkey, unlike his brother, who LOVES turkey. So he wandered into the kitchen this morning and asked "What's in the oven?"
"Turkey", I said
"TURKEY? We had turkey LAST Thanksgiving!!"
Traditional nature of the meal aside, that's just how much he hates turkey; once a year is far too often. So once again, he stomped out of the kitchen muttering about becoming a vegetarian. And once again, I had to remind him that vegetarianism involves more than occasional consumption of vegetables AND lifetime renunciation of meatballs. It's a dilemma for him (and the turkey thing will be too, one day, when he learns that I make meatballs out of ground turkey.) I love turkey, and stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and carrots, and broccoli with hollandaise, and Pillsbury rolls from a can, and dinner's in an hour so I need to get back to the stove. Happy Thanksgiving!