Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Getting My Thanks On

Woohoo, Thanksgiving morning! My first in ten years...

Bought the turkey yesterday, should be about defrosted now. Even found cranberry sauce!

New Zealand simply does not get this Thanksgiving idea. Of course, they don't get Rammadan or Passover either, probably or the same reasons.

The turkey: Biggest turkey I could find was 14lbs. That one was $90. I settled for an 11lb. bird for $60. The Tiny Dynamo was spitting tacks.

Cranberries: Apparently only grow in America. Or something. One market in the city center carried some jars of Ocean Spray. I snapped up what I needed.

Pumpkin Pie: Canned pumpkin? What's that? Why on earth would anyone want a can of pureed pumpkin? For pie? That's just wrong. Sick and wrong!

I boiled and mashed and blended my own damn pumpkin and made my pie last night. Yup, I'm a night-before dessert guy, always have been...

And of course, celebrating the autumn harvest on a sunny summer's day (think early or mid-June) doesn't help, either!

But enough ranting. I'm having a BLAST!

I do love cooking, much to the Tiny Dynamo's surprise. Thing is, I lack her flair and artistry in the kitchen. That and my 'risk tolerant' personality have barred me from cooking for her!

It's a *great* day out here, and we might get up into the hills for a walk in the woods.

Later tonight, a few members of Clan Dynamo will gather to share the bounty.

And every day I am thinkful for the many blessings in my life. It's a chain of minor miracles and bold actions that brought me to this time and place, and I'm grateful for every single one of them. My life right now is paradise.

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Zipping right along!


Lana Gramlich said...

Enjoy & have a happy! :)

Shauna Roberts said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving, scrounging things up and improvising just like the first pilgrims.

I laughed at your "risk-tolerant" cooking. The only interest my husband has shown in cooking in 25 years was when he found out that to make crème brûlet one used a mini-blowtorch. I wonder whether the Tiny Dynamo would let you cook that.

Shauna Roberts said...

Oops. That should be crème brûlée.

Steve Malley said...

Cream Brooleys for five?!

I can just see myself cobbling together a 'Tim Taylor Tooltime Special' to torch all five at once... :-)

Probably not.

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't mind cooking myself. And I'll be making my turkey on Saturday when my son will be up. No pumpkin pie but we will have cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes and gravy.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

You sound quite happy, how wonderful to read and feel. I feel like a puppy has been jumping up and down in front of me.

Just wonderful!

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