I wanted to wish all of our virtual family at the blog a Happy Thanksgiving. I am particularly thankful for the regulars on this blog who have made this site a place for civil and reasoned discussion and debate. This is my favorite holiday and I hope that each of you will have a great time today.
We have over two dozen people over at our house this year from Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Denmark, and Switzerland. I am making our usual two Turkey dinner (one smoked on the grill) and of course my traditional Waldorf salad. I also do the gravy. However, before the big culinary push, we have our traditional Turkey Bowl (45 years and running). Every year, we invite all of the kids in the neighborhood for a touch football game of the Chicago Bears (God’s Team) against the Washington Redskins. With the record of the Redskins this year, I might finally have a surplus of Bears volunteers on my team. We expect 30 or so kids (who are drawn as much by the donuts as the glory of the game). Rain or shine, the game will go on. Given the rain outside of my window right now, this could be a wet cold game but that is what the coffee and hot chocolate is for.
After the Bears are victorious and all is right with the world, I will return to cooking and try not to have my grilled Turkey catch fire this year (an annual struggle that amuses everyone but myself).
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all . . . even the Redskins.