My roommates made thanksgiving dinner at the house (I went home to parents). They did a pretty good job, with a full turkey and lots of side dishes. I dont really like turkey (actually, not gonna lie, i hate it) and their sides werent appealing to me so I passed when they offered to share with me.
Thing is, though, THEY havent been eating their leftovers EITHER. Whole tupperwares of turkey and mashed potatoes and green beans are slowly rotting in the fridge while they continue to make plain pasta for their meals. WTF??? They cant even beg laziness this time, since all they need to do is scoop and reheat.
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This is a CW frustration.
My cousin feeds her two year old daughter whole milk but has her 6 year old son drinking 1%. I assumed it was because of his acid reflux issues but, no. Her doctor told her to do it and she is going against her strong instincts to keep him on whole milk because "the doctor said".
To the turkey haters: try making a goose for Thanksgiving. It will blow your minds.
To stay somewhat on-topic, commercial turkeys are horrifying. My family has had goose for Thanksgiving all my life, so I had never even seen a whole turkey until two years ago when I went to my boyfriend's family's Thanksgiving. The thing just looked so wrong to me - how in the hell could a bird support a breast like that?! It was like a poultry Pamela Anderson.
Mmm... yams roasted in leftover goose fat...
CW moment for the day--I read all kinds of weird stuff, thanks to Project Gutenberg. The other day I picked up a set of old reference books, several of which are "how to do everything" sort of books. And when they said "everything" in the mid-late 1800's, they meant "everything".* One has a recipe for "oleomargarine", which is truly horrifying.
And then it goes on to tell you how to make oleomargarine. Whether or not this could actually be accomplished at home I'm not sure because the pressure needed is pretty great, but the recipe is there!Oleomargarine is a sweet, pure, clean food product made from rich cream and edible fats. It contains every element of nutrition found in the best creamery butter.
*want to know how to make pen ink? Plate silver? Cure a horse of the glanders? Make your fence posts last forever? These books are fabulous!
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