Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Thankful Hodgepodge

Oh, thank goodness! It's the Hodgepodge! After reading my answers and leaving a comment (kind of like kissing the cook), head on over to Joyce's where you can see what everyone else is offering up. Take a sampling from here and there and soon you'll find yourself stuffed with laughter, memories and good times. Come on, you didn't really want to start your Thanksgiving cooking yet anyway, did you? I didn't think so!

1. Let's start with something controversial...dressing or stuffing? What's it called at your house and what's included in your recipe...cornbread? oysters? sausage? chestnuts?
It's called Stovetop at our house!

2. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
Anybody who seems to be doing just a little worse than I am. 

3. When were you last inside an airport?
In March I traveled to Huntsville to visit a friend who's like a sister. At the last minute, I upgraded to business class for an extra $50. I may never fly again because I don't think I could ever go back to coach. I can't. I won't.

4. What is one side dish that absolutely must be included in a turkey dinner?
I think the only side dish I would actually want in the turkey would be stuffing. It may all go to the same place, but I don't want the turkey eating my mashed potatoes before I do.

5. What Christmas song do you dread hearing?
Christmas Shoes. It's not really about Christmas, it's not happy or joyful, and the lyrics seem deliberately designed to try and drive listeners to tears. I very much prefer something like, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas.

6. If someone approaches you and asks for money do you give it to them? Do you drop money 'in a tin cup' that belongs to a person on the street? Do you have a specific charity you support during the holiday season and/or year round?
I've tried saying "no" when asked for money, but somehow my kids get it out of me anyway.

7. Share a favorite Thanksgiving memory. If you live in a country that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving share a favorite memory associated with food.
When we lived in Uganda, we had to travel a long way and pay a lot of money to get a very small turkey for Thanksgiving. It was worth it. We had as traditional a dinner as I could make, and then we watched a recorded version of the Super Bowl from the previous year. We'd never seen that particular game, and it was a great one. It didn't matter how old it was. It helped make it more Thanksgiving-y.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I've never yet seen a Black Friday deal so fantastic that I thought it was worth getting out of bed in the wee hours of the morning, or standing outside in line all of Thanksgiving night. 


  1. I am so with you on Black Friday-I will not be setting foot in any stores that day if I can help it!

    I paid a ridiculous price for a turkey in the UK...worth every penny to make the house smell like home on Thanksgiving : )

    Enjoy your holiday!

  2. Amen on the Black Friday thing. I think I went out once and swore never to do it again not because I wanted to but because I needed to. I went to JoAnn Fabric Store because I needed 1/2 yard of fabric to finish something, spent 3 hours in line just to get it cut. Oy.

  3. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas is my oldest daughter's favorite! lol

    I agree on the Black Friday Sales thing! No way!

    Happy Thanksgiving

  4. I agree with you about those Black Friday deals...not worth it!

  5. #6 made me laugh! So true! Love your memory of Uganda.
    Agree with #8. How crazy are those people to do that just to save a couple of bucks? Not worth it to me!


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