For the past few weeks, Nance has done a Q&A, related to whatever is on her mind at the time. I've loved reading them, and kept meaning to post my answers, but then I would get distracted by it being National Eat a Cookie Day, or I'd think about pie, or whatever I was going to write about otherwise HAD to be posted then. (Mostly though, I'd forget altogether.)
But this is the week, so here we go!
1. Turkey - white meat or dark?
Since we don't eat turkey, neither one. But back when I did eat meat, I liked white meat if there was gravy, but dark meat otherwise.
YES! I love cranberries. My family has a tradition that they must be served in a dish that is too small. This is only because my mother would buy canned cranberry sauce, and always put it in a bowl that spilled over onto the tablecloth. Then she would curse, and we would be amused, and she would get disgusted with us, and a tradition was born!
3. Single most favorite food of Thanksgiving dinner?
STUFFING. Always and forever.
4. How do you feel about stores being open on Thanksgiving?
In the overall sense of things, I'm against it. I think there should be some days when things except for hospitals, police, fire, etc. should be closed. But I also realize that for some people, working on a holiday could mean getting paid time and a half, so if it's voluntary, that's fine with me. But I also think it should be voluntary, not required.
5. Dog show, football, or parade?
We usually start the day watching the parade. During which time we complain because instead of seeing a lot of the bands and floats, they show lip-synced performances of people we either don't know or that make us stabby. Then I must have my yearly rant about how they need to go back to having the Rockettes precede Santa and his sleigh, because that should be a law. However, not watching the parade is NOT an option! Then I usually watch most of the dog show, and The Tim sees some of it, but he is usually downstairs starting the brown-and-serve rolls he makes to go with dinner. We don't go out of our way to watch football, but sometimes, part of a game will be on in-between other things. More as background than active watching.
Yes, thank you. The Tim makes a mean pumpkin pie, I have to say. Since there are only the two of us, we don't make more than one pie, since we generally already have enough food that if 20 people happened to show up, we cold feed them.
7. Are pets invited?
Is the Pope Catholic? OK, so they are not invited in the sense that they have a place setting at the table. But they always get something special for their own dinners on holidays.
8. Do you have a dress code?
In that we will both get cleaned up for dinner, I guess we do. But not in the sense that a certain type of attire is either expected or required.
What about you? Do you have thoughts on any of these topics that you feel like sharing?