Anybody else sick of Cry-Bullyz?

yes, I know a wounded animal is even more dangerous.

But for today, it’s T’giving cookin’ time!!

Today I made a spinach pie with bacon and mozarella, candied yams, caramels [dipped in chocolate], and zucchini bread. Tomorrow is stuffing-making day!

What’s your fave — either to make or to eat?


  1. Nomen Nescio
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm |

    Venison Roast. I did my part, it’s up to Mrs Nescio now.

  2. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm |

    Roasted Brussel sprouts because JArgh hates ‘em and everyone else at the Thanksgiving gathering loves them so it’s the only time I get to make them:)

  3. Pat
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 7:34 pm |

    Making cornbread stuffing tomorrow too, southern style! Already made two types of cranberry sauce.
    Hoping everyone shuts the hell up about politics on Thursday at our get-together, we have a mix of political leanings in our family, and I have a feeling its gonna be a hell of a day.

  4. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm |

    ^ I’m lucky, my family is miles away. We spend the holidays with friends:)

  5. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 8:07 pm |

    I have a firm intention to interrupt any politix by saying “How ’bout those ‘niners / Warriors / Sharks” anytime anyone begins to whinge. Repeat as often as necessary.

    [as I am well known for well and truly hating teh sports ball, I think they may get it. Otherwise, I will warmly and lovingly ask 'em to help me by peeling the taters. 10# worth...

    oh, and some dishes? there's a dear...]

  6. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 8:51 pm |

    I am so “going to the bathroom” if the convo turns anywhere near the direction of politics.
    Or maybe choke on a Brussels sprout or something

  7. DougM (stand down the SMOD watch)
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 9:25 pm |

    Doesn’t matter. It’s chow.

    Well, okay, mebbe something freeze-dried and rehydrated with the salty tears of Progs.

  8. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm |

    Roasted Brussel sprouts
    I’m with JArgh – those things are toxic, the smell alone ruins a meal for me.

    Fave? Probably a slice of turkey breast right out of the oven, with gravy made from the juice (none of that Knorr or bouillon cube junk) and my wife’s homemade stuffing.

  9. Dave
    Posted November 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm |

    Going to Las Vegas.
    I get to see my SEIU Organizer son in law who left my daughter and their 4 children for 3 months to turn Colorado blue for Hillary.

    Oh yeah….

  10. Posted November 23, 2016 at 8:11 am |

    I like the whole thing. My favorite tho, are TG dinner sandwiches – turkey, stuffing & cranberry relish between 2 slices of white bread, w/ mayo. (Hellman’s/Best Foods. Y’know – mayo!)

    My job as a kid was to make said relish (none of that jelly goo…), turning the crank on the food grinder, and adding the sugar and orange zest. And making the mashed potatoes.

  11. mech
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 9:49 am |

    Claire, you made my day, I would almost consider eating cooked spinach in that dish. Still looking forward to some candied orange peels ;-)

    I’d be outside with JArgh and DNQDWG smoking a cigar to kill the smell of the BS.

    And How about those CUBS ? Can’t forget them this year of all years!

    My Mom makes some great Pumpkin Squares and I like the sandwiches of leftover turkey. (w/ a bit of mayo on Roman Meal bread with a pinch of salt and maybe a thin slice of cheddar)

  12. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 2:18 pm |

    ^mech – I like the sandwiches of leftover turkey. (w/ a bit of mayo on Roman Meal bread with a pinch of salt and maybe a thin slice of cheddar)

    eeeYESSS!! And a touch of fresh cracked tellicherry black pepper. Heaven! Betcha can’t eat just one. ;>)

  13. Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm |

    ^5 Claire, I prefer to talk about the Alabama Crimson Tide (I do love them).
    ^2 SondraK – I’ve never liked Brussel sprouts (I think I’ve only had them boiled?), but roasted does seem interesting. Maybe I’ll give them a try.

  14. Max Redline
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 6:21 pm |

    Well, it all sounds good. Hope it all works out for ya’ll. Personally, I’m just looking to get back from the in-laws tomorrow before somebody gets killed. I’ve grown to hate the holidays.

  15. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 6:38 pm |

    My pal had some brussels sprouts in a “hash” with mushrooms. Chopped small and sauted fast, she’s gonna try to recreate ‘em for T’giving!


  16. Uncle George
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm |

    I’m from a large family whose political leanings run the gamut from “Republicans are too liberal” to “Obama is the best president ever”. We get together at family gatherings and look across the table and wonder, “How can someone so obviously intelligent, educated, and well read can still support __________!” and we love each other, and treat each other with respect and have a blast together and even, occasionally, talk politics together (with love, with respect) and always look forward to the next time we get together.

    Happy thanksgiving to all!

    . . . and I’ve never heard of spinach pie with bacon. Sounds delicious. I’m a googling it now.

  17. Fat Baxter
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 8:25 pm |

    My wife’s energy levels post-chemo* are still about zero. So we took the easy way out: we went to Publix and got a Thanksgiving-dinner-in-a-box: small pre-cooked turkey, dressing, mashed sweet taters, cranberry sauce, and some marshmallow/whipped cream/diced candied fruit thingy for dessert. Actually, they’re pretty good (we tried it before).

    Since I don’t have the full complement of taste buds, fancy nuance-y foods are wasted on me anyway. (That means I’m easy to please.)

    Happy Thanksgiving, ya’all!!!

    (*FTW: She’s now cancer-free and marked as “survivor.” So we’re very thankful for that!)

  18. accipiterNW
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm |

    Many blessings to count this year, esp after 2015 and my Dad’s passing. New wife, great get aways, she has a black lab that can keep up with me- I’m more of a cat guy. We were gifted a young tabby last Christmas who joins us on walks. Looking forward post Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches and they will probably morph into Club s’wiches since the quest for the perfect BLT hit this October.

  19. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 23, 2016 at 10:39 pm |

    Fat Baxter – your wife’s good news is truly something to be thankful for. I’ve been cancer free seven+ years now, and I give thanks pretty often for that.
    Enjoy your dinner and each other, and may she get stronger and find joy in getting back to normal, full life.

  20. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 24, 2016 at 8:21 am |

    Here ya go, Uncle George @16:
    PS – being a pie crust FAILure, I skip that part and put it into a casserole ; >


    1 teaspoon butter
    1 cup diced sweet onion
    1/4 lb bacon [not pepper][or more to taste]
    1 pound fresh spinach, large stems removed and coarsely chopped [20 oz nuked from frozen and shove/drained in collender]
    1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, at room temperature
    1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
    1 juice of 1 lemon
    1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1/8 teaspoon nutmeg [or more to taste. I use a fat 1/2t]
    4 eggs

    8 ounces Mozerella cheese, [I buy whole and shred -- pre-shredded has ...stuff in it to keep it separate in the package and clumps unattractively when baked]
    other cheese to grate on top — [I used caramelized onion english cheddar]

    1 unbaked prepared 9-inch pie shell

    Gently saute sweet onions with the bacon in a large, deep skillet until translucent.

    Warm & Drain frozen spinach.

    Preheat oven to 375 F.

    Beat cream cheese with milk, lemon juice, salt, onion powder, pepper, and nutmeg.
    Add eggs, beating until combined. Stir in drained spinach and onions & bacon and shredded Mozerella.

    Pour into prepared pie shell
    and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until center is set.

    Sprinkle other cheese evenly over the top. Return to the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes, until cheese melts.

    Let cool for 15 minutes before cutting. This savory pie is good warm or at room temperature.

    Yield: 6 to 8 slices

  21. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 24, 2016 at 8:37 am |

    Glad to hear the good news. FatBaxter@17! Warmest regards to your lovely Mrs.

    We’re thankful for your good news, too, Dick!