Happy Thanksgiving!

Too full to write out a coherent post. Too buzzed to care. Even the title is generic tonight. I will say the turkey turned out exceptional, as always, and the side dishes were superb. Texted with both my kids, watched Planes, Trains & Automobiles and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. In other words, I checked all … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!


Our house is lit, yo. And no, your eyes do not deceive you: that is a flamingo wearing a Santa hat, front and center. We decorated the yard ourselves but hired a guy to install the lights around the eaves. It wasn't cheap, and in the end, they eschewed tall ladders and simply climbed onto … Continue reading Flamingo-ho-ho!

NNWM/24: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Pretty laid back day for us today. For the first time in years, we did not host. We did not go anywhere, either. It ended up just being me, Tara, and Audrey - but that was alright. I found a small turkey at Chuck's Produce (9.something lbs.) and we just downscaled everything else. … Continue reading NNWM/24: Happy Thanksgiving

NNWM/17: Bygone Butterball

This morning at work, we were talking about Thanksgiving and one of my teammates forwarded a story about the Butterball Turkey Talk Line. For 35 years this enterprising group of Butterball employees has been answering turkey-related questions from consumers every holiday season, helping ensure that John Q. Public hosts a successful Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It's a … Continue reading NNWM/17: Bygone Butterball

NNWM/16: Turkey Panic

I was shopping for groceries after work today, when it suddenly dawned on me that Thanksgiving is barely a week away. For a split second, I panicked. There was nothing Thanksgiving-related on my shopping list. No potatoes, no stuffing, no cranberries, no sexy Pilgrim babes. (What, there's no such thing? Well, there should be). We … Continue reading NNWM/16: Turkey Panic

“The Turkey Exploded!”

I had a minor turkey crisis this evening - and there's still 14 hours before the bird goes in the oven. Hope this isn't a sign of some impending holiday disaster. Knocks on pressed wood. (Stupid cheap prefabricated computer desk...) I was busy making dinner. Macaroni and cheese, from scratch, because I must be a … Continue reading “The Turkey Exploded!”