Good morning! Well, I found a youtube channel with cat videos that keep my cats from creating too much Cabin Crazy Chaos, but now they're fighting over who gets to be nearer the TV. Forget the birds. THere's an ant on screen. They want to eat the ant! *facepalm*
I*'m off to the physio pain doc. Praying he can get my upper back into some form of OK.
Hugs an dprayers for all, since we are all dealing with our own challenges, and they all stink!
Happy Birthday to the Amazon Kindle! First released today in 2007. Weird to think I had a life before that... Oh, right, I still have one. Never mind!
If you think you've seen it all? Nope, you haven't.
There are turkey-flavored snack chips at the store for this time of year in the USA. Yes, turkey-flavored potato chips. I jest not. *shiver*
Thinking a nice traditional cranberry-walnut dish? Guess again. Try beets and pecans. My neighbor insists they're "the same". No, they aren't. Beets taste like sugary dirt. Yech. (Pecans and walnuts are related, so I can buy that at least.)
Want a new take on turkey? Coat it in mayo before roasting. Why I don't know, but hey, up to you. There's also mustard-marinated and ketchup-basted turkey recipes out there.
Need to jazz up your potatoes? Please beware of the horseradish option. My grandma did that. YEEEOWCH if you weren't prepare and didn't have cream handy to cut the fiery doom of the fresh horseradish on your taste buds.
At one point, the effort to sell products at Thanksgiving in the US included ads for recipes that said things like "Freshen leftover turkey by serving on Jell-O!" (yes, jello) or "make cranberry sauce more attractive with (Dole) pineapple rings atop each serving!" (The image, which I spare you, is a slice of cranberry jelly from the can, with a roasted pineapple ring stuck to it by a toothpick. Umm... Ew?)
Now, pineapple on turkey --- vegetarian as I am, that makes sense to me. Pineapple on *cranberry sauce*?!
"Invigorate leftover stuffing! Add Spam!"
So sorry, what?!
That said, quick trick for my mom's T-giving turkey. The first hour it's in the oven, leave it covered in strips of uncooked hickory-smoked bacon. When the bacon is cooked up, remove. She swore by it, and there were never eftovers in our house despite my being a vegetarian, so... Basically, it's bacon-infused turkey, and my mom figured out 40 years ago that nobody says no to bacon (except me, duh).
A friend of mine from college roasts her turkey with pineapple rings stuck all over it.
See? You're not thinking of same-old-same-odl, are you?
Oh, and for the record, *nobody* liked the apple-raisin pie my dad's mother made. Nobody. It was hideous. It's probably why I dislike raisins. Yech.
Gotta dash, but prayers and hugs to all. (Well, dahs-limp, LOL!)
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