Turkey Day!

tell me…

What’s on your menu?

What’s on your agenda?


  1. LostLiberty
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 7:53 am |

    Pecan Pie!

  2. mech
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 8:11 am |

    Cooking 4 lbs of bacon right now.

    suggestion if your bacon is a bit bland:

    sprinkle with brown sugar while cooking.

    Happy Thanksgiving Day, All!

  3. joey
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 8:27 am |

    making the traditional rice and beans right now. grandpa isn’t allowed to eat them anymore after last years episode…

  4. rickn8or
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 8:35 am |

    Whatever the cousins have cooked.

  5. Brad
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 9:10 am |

    On the menu is Roasted Turkey and Herbed Stuffing.
    Squash casserole (recipe stolen from Boston Market).
    Mashed potatoe (howdy Mr. Quayle).
    Green Bean Casserole (with lots of BACON!).
    Parker House rolls.
    Rhubarb pie.

    Half of the dishes we usually have because it is just the two of us this year.

    Not on the agenda is shooting. I have twice missed my delivery of 500 rounds of .308 and I don’t want to shoot up the match ammo in storage. That means I am going to get stuck with honeydo list. Damn.

  6. Posted November 22, 2012 at 9:13 am |

    Had an informal Thanksgiving eve mass last night. Set the tone for this Thanksgiving day. We will be heading over to our close friends’ home for a family feast. Q is a 30 year vet of the Lakewood Police dept and a helluva gunsmith. The celebration will be tempered with a bit of poignant reflection. The patriarch, Howard B. age 88, WWII vet passed a couple of weeks ago. Howie served on the Fletcher class destroyer, USS Cogswell. He was a solid, delightful man.

    There will be all the traditional yumms. Ms. D is baking a couple of pumpkin pies from scratch. I’m doing a french cut green bean casserole, layered with apotheosis’ bacon jam recipe, topped with French’s canned onion ring thingies… baked with buddah on top just because I can.

    God bless y’all! I do thank our dear Lord for each and every one of you and this fine virtual Porch.

  7. geezerette
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 9:23 am |

    All the other menus posted makes ours simple. But here goes.
    Roast chicken with dressing
    Partridge,venison It. sausage.cooked in red sauce
    home made raviolis
    coleslaw with roasted walnuts& apple
    “skinny hard bread”–
    applepiecake with whip cream topping. After that there is
    family with full bellies laying all over watching football. Along with some ZZZZZing.

  8. apotheosis
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 9:40 am |

    Roast 2 pounds of peeled sweet taters, cut into 2-in cubes. They should be soft enough to be easily poked with a paring knife.

    Meanwhile reduce 1/2 can orange juice concentrate, 1/2tsp nutmeg, and 1/2tsp cinnamon until it thickens. Toss potatoes in OJ mixture until coated, then sprinkle with chopped pecans and toss back in the oven until glaze forms and pecans brown.

    Hope this works, it sure sounded good on paper.

  9. bocopro
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 10:06 am |

    What’s on my menu? Well, I’ll tell ya:

    A very small ham steak with steamed broccoli & carrots as a side and a handful of shallots with a Diet Pepsi. Later I’ll indulge myself with a coupla oatmeal cookies if I get to feelin peckish.

    Hey, that kinda diet, along with several daily pills, including a statin, have kept me alive for 14 years post infarction. So I guess that’s what I have to be thankful for.

    Does it suck? Oh, hell yeah! I have a severe pizza deficiency and would kill for a nice porterhouse with fries, garlic toast, and a banana split.

  10. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 10:15 am |

    Dunno, yet.
    We’ll see what ol’ Mom has in store when I head over in an hour or so.

    Afterwards? Nap, prob’ly.
    Then I wanna get started on the Harpers Ferry flintlock pistol kit.
    Those’re the pistols you see crossed on the Military Police badge.

  11. Posted November 22, 2012 at 10:37 am |

    Whilst at Kroger’s (King Soopers here) I had flash of inspiration.
    Wasn’t sure about the green beans and bacon jam……….went to purchase the needed onions for the jam, passed by the sweet ‘taters, glowing all dusky, orangy brown.

    *BAM!!* (…..blinded by the light!)

    I’m thinking the bacon jam and sweet ‘taters are a better match than the green beans.

  12. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 10:38 am |

    Since my wife and I both have a touch of some bug. and our daughter has to work, we’ll have venison stew. Will have pumpkin pies, though.

  13. kinlaw
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:04 am |

    Menu: WAAAAYYYYYYYYYY too much food.

    Activity: giving thanks for so many friends and family, including all of the Sondrakistanians here.

    I love you all.

    Happy Thanksgiving porch dwellers.

  14. Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:14 am |

    Pretty traditional here, downsized a bit cuz youngest Cub with his Momma today. Doing a Br.east this year, BUT…. I have now added a new delight that I learned a few years ago. I will share.

    Cran-Bueberry-Orange Sauce. Really simple, and so much more delectable than plain cranberry sauce. Even makes great sammiches.

    Follow the recipe for sauce on the fresh Cranberries bag, but substitute Orange Juice for water and throw in a container of blueberries at the cooling stage.

    Once you taste it, you will say…..Wow.

  15. TomR, armed in Texas
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm |

    Traditional(for me).

    Grilled BACON wrapped filet, baked potato w/ butter and BACON and french style green beans w/BACON.

    Chocolate ice cream, no bacon.

    Peaceful Thanksgiving to all here.

  16. Maria Edi
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm |

    In Brasil we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but, anyway, I gave thanks for all the good things that happen to me, everyday, from having good health – me, family & friends – work, plans for travels and such. And for having good friends like y’all!!

  17. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm |

    ^ Maria Edi,
    You’re more “American” (in the KisP sense) than some folks I know up here, so … Happy Thanksgiving!
    Eat, nap, watch futebol.

  18. PatrickP
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm |

    My agenda: Traffic. All the way to Riverside County.

  19. blindshooter
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm |

    Six BBQ turkeys with my neighbors and family, about 60 or so heads. Four wheelers, motorcycles, and even a few horses to ride. Lots of nice older ladies that really know how to cook brought tons of food. As they used to say in the social column, refreshments were served and a good time was had by all.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all the good people here at Miss Sondra Ks place.

  20. Posted November 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm |

    Simple dinner and phone call w/ the Kiddo.

    Roast pork loin, bacon on top.

    Saffron – roast garlic tamales (instead of stuffing).

    Green beans, bacon and onion.

    Imperial (in a Spanish accent, por favor!) beer from Costa Rica.

    Neglected to get condensed milk, so no pie or ice cream tonite. (French vanilla w/ brandy – see “Ice Cream Happy Hour” for details.)

    Pie and ice cream tomorrow. Gin on the rocks tonite.

    Koda got table scraps, Suzu got the gravy pan.

    Cats don’t care.

    We’re warm, dry, safe and happy.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  21. PeggyU
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 2:18 am |

    Triscuits and a cheese ball
    Mashed Potatoes and gravy
    Maple glazed sweet potatoes
    Green bean casserole with water chestnuts for extra crunch
    Waldorf salad (thanks to our friend Molly)
    Homemade bread (our friend Beth bakes the bestest!)
    A tray full of fresh vegetables, olives, and pickles with onion dip
    Cranberry sauce and cranberry jelly
    A giant green salad

    For dessert:
    Pumpkin pie
    Raspberry swirl cheesecake
    Chocolate bundt cake
    Hot buttered rum

    But mostly, a good time visiting with friends and sharing a food hangover. We are more than blessed! :D

  22. PeggyU
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 2:22 am |

    And though I don’t think I have said it lately, many, many thanks for all you wonderful folks! (And to Sondra for hosting this blog.)

  23. Veranda
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 6:45 am |

    Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Yay for leftovers. I won’t have to cook for days :)

  24. LostLiberty
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 7:00 am |

    I still feel like an overstuffed tick!

  25. mech
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 7:34 am |

    ^^ Spoon! ^