If this is your first holiday post-fuckwit, sending you socially distance-y (((hugs))) of support. Hope you’re doing something nice for yourself today. Like enjoy all the pumpkin pie for breakfast you want.
If you’re sharing with kids, and its not your turn this year, pro-tip for next time: Host the Sunday before. That way you get to make your own memories, with your own people (who will be thrilled to not have to travel on a holiday week). And you get the first crack at holiday turkey novelty with the kids.
Speaking of turkey, I’ve got to go cook a 24-lb beast now, so I’ll keep this short. Mr. CL has a holiday tradition of buying the largest ass turkey he can find, despite my protestations. It doesn’t matter if it’s just us or 14 people, there must be an obscene abundance of turkey and turkey leftovers. Do not DARE to suggest one of those pop-in-the-oven turkey breasts, or ordering a pre-made meal from a grocery story. THE COLOSSAL TURKEY FEAST WILL NOT BE DENIED.
Soo… On this holiday post, I thought we could go a couple ways.
1.) the traditional Tell Me What You’re Grateful For.
2.) Recipe swap.
I shall begin.
I’m grateful for my health and my family’s health, and to all the first responders and essential workers out there bravely getting us through this pandemic shit. I’m grateful for many other things, but I don’t want to get political, and so I’ll leave it there. I’m feeling hopeful and I think world will look a lot better this time next year.
This is the Traditional Jello Salad that my mother serves everything Thanksgiving and Xmas. And now it’s my responsibility to make sure that gelatinous Midwestern foodstuffs appear at holidays.
1 box red jello (raspberry, cranberry… )
1 envelop of unflavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 can mandarin orange slices, drained
Put unflavored gelation in bowl, soften with some cool water to soften, then add red jello and boiling water. Stir. Dump in the other cans. Stir. Refrigerate until set. You can also mold this in to shapes if you’re weird that way.
Happy Thanksgiving, CN!
I await your recipes. I need something to pair with 24 lbs of turkey.