Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What I Learned At Thanksgiving

  • It really is all about the turkey, mashed potatoes and apple pie. Unless you're a kid, in which case it's all about playing with your cousins. And that's how it should be.
  • Three pies are better than 1.
  • More really is merrier!
  • Even the craziest of crazy relatives can be incredibly lucid and well-behaved, long after they've been written off!
  • Despite what Tannaz says, red Kuri squash is kind of gross and nowhere near as good as butternut.
  • It doesn't matter who you are, high cholesterol is the universal equalizer.
  • The secret to my first-ever good batch of mashed potatoes is to totally waterlog the taters when they cook. Who knew? I'm no longer mashed-potato challenged. Hooray.
  • My mom cooks awesome turkey, breast down, with saffron. It's SO good.
  • I need more cute serving pieces, not to mention a new dining room table and chairs. And a nice new house to go along with it all.
  • The best thing about hosting Thanksgiving is a weekend's worth of leftovers.
  • Pulling off a Thanksgiving gathering is no problem at all, as long as my mom cooks the turkey.
For a different take on our family's Thanksgiving for those of you who just can't get enough, read Tannaz's version here.

1 comment:

skrpndiva said...

Sounds good to me. I'm off to read your sister's blog now.