A piece of the pie
Thursday November 22nd 2012, 12:18 am
Filed under: Family,Food,Friends

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We got a note today from the friend who, a little to my (albeit grateful) surprise given my recent flu, had invited the two of us for Thanksgiving, even after finding out Richard had had a fever on Sunday: her email said carefully, tentatively that she’d found her daughter had invited a friend who had a newborn. How was Richard doing?

He’s fine, I told her, I’m the one that hasn’t entirely shaken my germs off. I told her not to feel guilty; keeping a newborn healthy was far more important–just like I like people who are sick to stay away from my immunocompromised self. It was the right thing to do.

So here it was Wednesday. He and I looked at each other and I decided I felt better than he did–I wasn’t the one who got up in the middle of the night to drive to the airport.

Trader Joe’s it was: cranberry-stuffed turkey breast, which will leave us with plenty of the obligatory leftovers. Pecan pie for me, am absolute must, pumpkin for him, the only real Thanksgiving pie as far as he was concerned. Frozen gratin greens, totally cheating boxed turkey gravy and scalloped potatoes–and a sugar pumpkin for the sake of the possibility of homemade. There you go: Thanksgiving dinner for the energy-impaired. Bake an hour-ish. Boil a bag of cranberries and a cup of sugar and a cup of water (or orange juice) for one minute if we want sauce.

And since pecan pie is not necessary for the real dinner as far as he was concerned, we didn’t have to wait to try it.

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Greta of the recent nuptials hereabouts made a pecan CHOCOLATE pie for the ward dinner which was joined with their informal wedding celebration (story told by me here: http://eyeonsparrows.blogspot.com/2012/11/morphing-traditions.html ) Brought a wedding sheet cake and her normal assignment too.

Oh,it was good! Far too good to risk actually creating one, I would end up eating it–and making more.

Comment by Marian 11.22.12 @ 1:14 am

Sounds like a proper Thanksgiving dinner to me! Have a blessed day!

Comment by Jody 11.22.12 @ 6:51 am

We are feeding Lisa and kiddies. Judy and josh at Becky so we have Neil, Mikah, me, Lisa as adult eaters. Taking some to mom at the assisted living. I won’t make green bean casserole though. Yuck. But I do have a rum cake for Neil and he made snicker doodles for me!

Comment by Afton 11.22.12 @ 9:28 am

Everyone gets to celebrate — and be thankful — in their own way. Marvelous! Sandy and Russ have invited Cliff and me for Thanksgiving dinner. Our little dinosaurs are not invited.

Enjoy your dinner, and PLEASE, get well!

Comment by Don Meyer 11.22.12 @ 11:07 am

We opted for two frozen turkey dinners – since we are both still in weight loss mode. We did, however, splurge on traditional apple crisp, hold the ice cream.

Comment by Anne 11.22.12 @ 6:36 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

Though ours was in October, I am still grateful for many things, one of them being your presence in my life, if only virtually.

May you and your family find health again soon. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 11.22.12 @ 8:59 pm

We had a really peaceful, low-keyed day… with supper at iHop. The Knight wanted a waffle, and I had pumpkin pancakes. We don’t love turkey, so it was really nice!

Comment by Channon 11.23.12 @ 7:42 am

We went to Younger Twin’s house. Squishy tried a new pumpkin pie recipe, with a bit of molasses to it (definitely getting that recipe from him), and we had enough potatoes. Which reminds me that there is a nice serving of Funeral Potatoes in the fridge, with my name on it. Not quite in the mood for turkey or ham just yet. Beloved and I made black bottom banana cream pie, even better the next day (ask me how I know). What a blast!

Comment by Lynn 11.23.12 @ 11:49 am

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