Sunday, October 24, 2021

Food, Glorious Food

 

Turkey time is only a month+ away, with Christmas sneaking by in the toy aisles. Each year I feel the dread of celebrating without parents and family.

All those memories of watching Dad carving the roast turkey, Mom with her pies, and me mashing the potatoes spring up in my taste buds.  Good memories. 

Any plans for a change-up with the turkey? I have been scrolling through recipes and here is what I have found. Skip the creamed vegetable and marshmallows on sweet potatoes.

YouTube "Appetite Kitchen"
This also exists.
4 minutes or so

about 4 minutes long

These were entertaining. Take a chance, considering it an opportunity.

So there you have it. Open up your horizons. Live large. Go for the gusto. Get lost in nature, and you will find yourself (or possibly die). If you think big, you will live big. Go big, or go home. Give thanks for the pie.  It is just a pie after all.  I don’t care what the problem is, pumpkin pie is the solution (with whipped cream, of course).

What will happen next? I ask, what will happen next.


24 comments:

  1. I only cook turkey breast so the fast cooking method wouldn't work for me. If I were to change the way I make pumpkin pie my whole family would be upset. They are interesting ideas however.

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    1. Cook away! I have tried all sorts of variations of pumpkin pie, but always come back to the same old.

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  2. Despite my love of pumpkin (which wasn't served when I was growing up because my father didn't like it) I have never had pumpkin pie.

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  3. Turkey is my favorite kind of meat. Pumpkin, though I like its physical aspect, I won't eat it under any form.

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    1. Pumpkin is fun for us. Never eat it until T-giving.

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  4. You're striking out on the pumpkin pie today. I'll eat it if I'm really hungry and there's nothing else to eat. And only with mounds of whipped cream. :)

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    1. Whipped cream is essential. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that whipped cream should have a spoon full of pie with it.

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  5. My hubby likes pumpkin chiffon pie so that's what's on my menu. I made a regular pumpkin pie not long ago and it was enjoyed also but I save the chiffon one for the holidays. Turkey in the brine is suppose to be so good but I've never done it that way. I just do the old fashioned stuffed bird and it comes out good. Last year my husband was in the hospital for Thanksgiving so hopefully we'll celebrate a little better this year! You are always welcome to come to the Pines and celebrate with us! I do love the song that was played and I believe that was Burl Ives? I know it's suppose to be a Christmas song but it's always associated with Thanksgiving. Have a good week Susan.

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    1. Happy T-giving to you and yours. I always was the "pie maker" for decades. Now, it is easier to buy one. Mom would turn in her grave.

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  6. Last year at this time we thought we'd have Thanksgiving. But then things closed down again... Of course, this year we're all vaccinated...

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  7. WE don't do much experimenting on cooking, BUT , but Sherry has played the sleigh ride and sang along twice so far. She is a little worried about the big wedge of cheese and red turkey. ;-)
    Enjoyed the visit except now Sherry really wants a sleigh ride, not going to happen. Not that much snow in NC and we are snow birds anyway. LOL
    Love the visit
    Sherry & jack biding out time for DRs OK to head south..

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    1. Dr. OK to travel? Hope you can head out to warmer climes.

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  8. PS: like Elephants Child, we never had pumpkin pie growing up. Mama always preferred Sweet potatoes for pie. ;-)

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    1. We always had pumpkin, but Mom planted squash, and made pie. It wasn't a winner.

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  9. Our family menu is, unfortunately, set in stone. Also, if anyone looks at a pepper shaker with Grandma around, she won't eat whatever it is, she cannot tolerate any spicy heat at all.

    We'll have to liven up stuff at non-holiday meals at home.

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  10. No No No, CHOCOLATE pie is the solution. Or maybe Caramel.
    I prefer my pumpkin roasted or made into soup, not pied.

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    1. True, chocolate is the solution for many ills.

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  11. I miss my family too at Christmas, but treasure the memories. I will celebrate alone again, on the phone with friends, and just making the best of these strange times coincidig with my old age.

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  12. Dear Susan, Mom's been dead since 1968 and Dad since 1975 and I still miss the meals that Mom prepared and that Dad, my brother, and I ate with gusto and appreciation. Now I spend Thanksgiving with my brother's family and it is fine--I love all of them. But the food is different: no mashed rutabaga, no pumpkin pie, no cranberry sauce. (I'm not even sure that many of the younger generations in my family even know what a "rutabaga" is!)

    Having been a vegetarian for 41 years, I didn't watch the turkey being stuffed in the video. I did watch the clear pumpkin pie and thought, "Why change something that is beautiful to look at and delicious to eat????" Real pumpkin pie is my favorite dessert of all time. Peace.

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    1. I can do without cheese and turkey just don't work for me. Pumpkin-anything is great.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!