Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Plans

 Thankful greetings to you on this Thanksgiving week's beginning!  Many people I know are not having turkey for their feast.  One is having fish, one ham, another is making a cranberry pork tenderloin.  I am a little preoccupied with the logistics of serving our Thanksgiving meal.  My mom and I will put our heads together and find a way to accommodate the eaters. I usually want to give a little speech before we eat.  It goes something like this:
"This food took a long time to prepare.  Please eat it slowly."
This image was on Pinterest.  It makes me want to lose myself in a story.  Are you reading a particularly good story right now?  


TexWisGirl said...

i like that speech. :)

Danette Bartelmay said...

Hello Miss Pom Pom!
Hope your Thanksgiving is a blessed one! We are doing the traditional turkey {makes no difference to me since I am a vegetarian :)} Both sides of the family always come to my house.
I am always in the middle of one hard cover book and one audio book. I would rather read than eat or sleep!
Love that sign!!!

Betty said...

I like your speech! Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal.
Books? I am reading Katie Piper who was and still is the most beautiful woman who had acid thrown in her face and has turned her life around. Betty x

Deb said...

I love that sign...would love one for my garden! I am reading an Amish book right now, which I talked a bit about on in my latest blog post. I call Amish books "comfort reading." Hope you have the best Thanksgiving ever. It is turkey all the way for us - my husband always buys the biggest bird in the store so we have lots of left overs. He loves turkey sandwiches!

Lisa Richards said...

I, too, LOVE that sign! It suggests such delightful possibilities.
I'm sure I'll spend time with my nearby daughter and her family on Thanksgiving. Family is so precious! I'm hankering for some pumpkin pie!! :D

magsmcc said...

I would not have been surprised if you had told me that you'd put this sign on your front lawn. I'm actually a wee bit disappointed that you haven't. Yet! I'm reading The Fall of Troy, still. It's at a very doomed part. Earthquakes and deaths and temper. Building up to some disaster. Exciting, but I'll need some Cold Comfort Farm straight after, I think!

Farm Girl said...

I am going to make that sign. I have liked it since I saw it on Pinterest too. I could be reading all of those books, I love them all so much
We will be smoking our turkey all day in the smoker. I don't have to worry about it much.
I am sure your dinner will be just perfect.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I am in total food slowly! I'm always the last one at the table and family accuses me of eating a lot. it's not that, it's that I eat slowly.
Happy Turkey Day, Karen; have a lovely one.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

We are having turkey for Thanksgiving. My oven is small, so I get a turkey breast, since that's all that will fit. We'll be home and just us, which is nice from time to time. Next year we'll probably hit the road again and see family, but this year we'll lounge. I like lounging. And eating dinner slowly.


wayside wanderer said...

Your speech made me smile. It's good. I would like to make the same speech. We are having turkey, but the cranberry pork sure sounds tempting. We brined the turkey for the first time last year and for some odd reason I remember NOTHING about it my husband tells me we thought it was the best ever. Okay then. We are gonna do it again and this time I better remember it.

Pooch said...

Love your speech! The sign too! We're having a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey. I just finished reading A CLEAR CONSCIENCE by Frances Fyfield.
Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. How wonderful to have your mother with you.

Aisling said...

There is a sign like that in my 5th grader's classroom. That little guy has "been" most of those places already! Reading is a grand adventure, isn't it? :)

M.K. said...

I LOVE LOVE your "little speech" before the meal -- every cook should put up a plaque with that on it!! We are having both turkey and ham at our church Thanksgiving dinner.

Right now I'm reading "A Mapmaker's Dream," and am enjoying it thoroughly. It was written in the 1500s by a monk in a monastery in Venice who was attempting to draw a map of the known world without leaving his cell, but relying on stories brought back to him by fascinating travelers. The book is more his attempt to grapple with the theological and philosophical conundrums presented by all this information reaching his door. I've enjoyed it very much.

Granny Marigold said...

Have an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving!!