Thanksgiving plans and wishes in the time of Covid

Hey, the Turkey wants you to have a happy thanksgiving as do I.  However, I am sure the turkey always would perfer you eat a hamburger, or a piece of chicken instead of him….give ’em a break if you can.

Anyway, tomorrow morning, I am going to go against the grain of my personal schedule and go across town, where the Sheriff’s office will place some meals in my car, which I will then drive back towards home and deliver to an elderly couple (I assume they are a couple, it is a man and woman with the same name, they could be brother and sister I suppose).

I will do this by taking the meals to the door, ringing the bell or knock on the door, walk at least 6 feet from the door, so that I can see them get the dinners, and then wave bye and leave.  I used to deliver meals every Tuesday for another program but that service was discontinued with Covid-19….I suspect the paid employees of the program are now making the deliveries instead of us volunteers.  This is small in comparison to that program and what I did with it, but it is a small way to contribute too the community.

Then I will likely go to my favorite Palestinian owned restaurant for some lamb skank instead of Turkey so you see, I am doing my part to give poor Turkey above a dream.  

12 thoughts on “Thanksgiving plans and wishes in the time of Covid”

  1. Hi Friend ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy Thanksgiving to you.
    Like you….we are giving “Turkey” a break too. It’s Prime Rib here….. big enough to feed an army and there are only 4 of us. It may take some time…but it should be eaten up by Christmas. Ha! Oh…and a small ham.
    You enjoy your day….. ๐Ÿค—
    ๐Ÿฅง ๐Ÿ—

    1. Prime Rib AND ham….wow. And I bet you had plenty of vegatables too. I had two bowls of Lentil Soup, french fries and the lamb skank…(that is what they call it, I don’t know someone asked me what that was, and the best I could do to explain to them was “a big piece of leg with the bone”…LOL)

      1. Your meal sounds delicious. As for vegetables…..I made Brussel sprouts with a balsamic vinegar glaze and bacon. Not enough veggies I know…but I had limited space and time.

        1. I wouldn’t have thought I would like Brussel Sprouts, because i never liked the “collard greens”, “mustard greens” and such that my mother swore by, but found that I liked them…I suspect made a certain way; I am almost positive the way you made them would taste good to me.

          1. YOU WOULD LOVE my Brussel Spouts. I tasted them like this YEARS ago in a snobby little place up in the mountains. I still do not make them exactly like they did……theirs were fried to where they were crispy. BUT….the taste is so similar.
            Funny how some things we didn’t care for when we were little….we absolutely love as we get older ๐Ÿ˜Š

              1. PEARS?!?! ๐Ÿ
                I am curious ๐Ÿง….all pears? Young pears….ripe pears….over ripe pears? Cooked pears? Raw Pears?
                There is that gritty texture they have….could it be the texture that turns you off?
                When I go shopping for fruit….pears are hardly high on my list. BUT….some recipes I have come to enjoy call for pears. Like Toast with cream cheese, sliced pear, drizzled with maple syrup and pecans. I had dinner with a friend years ago and she ordered Poached Bosc Pears for dessert. They were poached in red wine and spices and served warm in the wine sauce. They had whipped cream on the side. So I have learned to love the little pear….though I still hardly fill my fruit bowl up with them.
                Maybe you need to try them in different recipes?

                1. It seems to be a combination of the texture and the taste. There is something about one or the other, or the combination that almost makes me gag. And it is ALL pears. I even had a friend tell me of a pear that was less pear-like, and I didn’t like that one either…in fact, I think I hated it even more.

                  My mother used to sneak pears into my oatmeal thinking that it was just “one of those crazy childish things” and that if I didn’t know they were there, I would eat them without a problem…maybe even like them. Her frustration on finding me using my tongue, locating the pear and spitting it out was immerse. All that little trick of hers achieved was to make me super-careful about oatmeal…If it wasn’t just right, I wouldn’t eat that either.

                  Oh, the only way I can eat any pear at all is in fruit cocktail when it is cut up so finely that I can just ignore the pear part and let it slide down with the peaches and other fruit.

                  1. So interesting. That fruit your friend mentioned might have been “Asian Pear”…..half apple half pear. Looks like a delicate apple….but it’s more pear to me.
                    Anyhow…. I was going to suggest different ways to try to prepare them but if you don’t like them why try eh?

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