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Comment by Pat on November 27, 2014 at 6:44am

Made my pumpkin cheesecake yesterday, so it would be one less thing to do today. Will get the turkey out of the brine about noon and rock and roll.

And remember, everyone, to give appropriate thanks before you eat. 

Comment by Plinius on November 27, 2014 at 2:07am

I could use that one as a xmas card - thanks Felaine!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 27, 2014 at 12:00am

I LOVE pumpkin cheesecake...a layer of white cheesecake, then a layer of spicy pumpkin puree, and candied pecans scattered on top.  Oh MY!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 26, 2014 at 10:58pm

Wow, Daniel, you've been busy.  Sounds wonderful and delicious.  Pumpkin pie is one of my favorites also

I like the sound of the cranberry relish,  Tartness with some punch!   

Comment by Daniel W on November 26, 2014 at 9:18pm

Punkin Pie is in the oven.   Made the puree yesterday.  For some reason, I wanted to use actual pumpkins rather than butternut squash, so I bought a couple of cooking pumpkins.  Cut them open, removed the insides, placed the halves open-side-down in a casserole dish with 1/2 inch water, and baked an hour at 375.   Let them cool a little, the scooped out the "meat" and pureed in Ning's food processor until smooth.  Measured out enough for 3 pies, froze 2 batches and put the other in fridge for today.

Nutmeg bothers my stomach, so I don't use it.  Instead, I use cardamon. 

Ning loves punkin pie, so I make it often in the winter.

I forget if I mentioned this.  Most cooks have milk in the fridge and starch in the cabinet.  I forget to buy evap condensed milk.  To substitute, use milk, and mix a tablespoon of starch into the dry ingredients before mixing those into the wet.

Also made some of "Mama Stamburg's Cranberry Relish" - cranberries, onion, horseradish, sugar, sour cream.  Into the freezer overnight, then let thaw 1/2 hour before using.  I don't know if Ning likes that.  I used my home grown horseradish - not sure it's  hot enough.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 26, 2014 at 3:19pm

I agree with Patricia:

"It's not just for your thanksgiving.....it's anytime that it's needed."

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 26, 2014 at 3:16pm

When I was in China, I was told that some of the meat would be either cats or dogs, I can't remember. I checked with my interpreter to let me know if he knew when it was being served. 

Every morning, without fail, two eggs were deep fried and placed on my plate. It didn't matter whether I was in north or south China. For some reason, Chinese hotels thought US travelers wanted deep fried eggs for breakfast. I was there just after the restrictions were taken down and white skin and round eyes were rare. 

We haven't celebrated religious traditions in several years. This year again, we will have a Yule log, which is not based on christian religion but is an ancient custom derived from Old Norse hjól, wheel, referring to the moment when the wheel of the year is at its low point.

We are having Thanksgiving dinner here at Laura's. The great-grandkid won't be here; there will be a lot of other extended family joining us. 

Bing Crosby's family would spend their summers at Hayden Lake in north Idaho. My dad was a contractor and often had jobs there building new homes. I was in high school at the time. I became acquainted with the Crosby twins and they were fun, but had very tight rules on them. They resented their restrictions and sometimes would climb out the windows at night to join our night parties. 

Comment by Michael Penn on November 26, 2014 at 2:03pm

Mary Frances had the role of Kristin on the older Dallas TV series. I heard her say once that she could never have played that role if Bing was still alive. He would of had one hellava fit.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 12:05pm

My parents had the Bing Crosby 78 RPM xmas albums (and played them a lot) when I was a kid.. 

When I was older, and read what his sons had to say about Crosby's idea of fathering, I was shocked, appalled, sickened.  He didn't know Jack Schidt about how to be a parent.  Or a husband...I think he drove Dixie...his first wife...into alcoholism. Makes me wonder WTF their xmases were really like.

Comment by Michael Penn on November 26, 2014 at 11:41am

I don't celebrate but I'm not against it. I avoid the radio at holiday time. I like Bing Crosby at Christmas but we are way past that time. A few gits in a stocking are not enough today. Junior might get pissed coz he didn't get a new sports car. With what the holidays have become just leave me out. I checked the mail while ago and it's snowing again.

"I'm Dreaming Of A White Thanksgiving

But I liked the ones where it didn't snow"

 

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