Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Really Important Matters

"When you read this, we should have a new President-elect! Which is great news, because...well...Now that the fuss is over, we can all get down to REALLY IMPORTANT matters... Like, should we roast the turkey or deep-fry? What about the mini-marshmallows-on-the-yams dilemma? And are they called yams or sweet potatoes? Oysters in the stuffing--yummy or gross? Chestnuts in the stuffing--luscious or revolting? Stuffing at all --mandatory or potential salmonella deathtrap? Green beans, creamed onions, Jell-O? Whole-berry or jellied cranberry sauce? Turkey, Tofurkey, Turducken, Goose? People can argue ferociously over questions such as these; each person has his or her own strong convictions about what makes a traditional holiday meal.Thanksgiving is such a deeply American holiday. It's a celebration of diversity--there are as many different "traditional Thanksgiving meals" as there are Americans--and of hospitality. It's a day for welcoming strangers and extending kindness; it's about opening your doors and opening your hearts (and opening your mouth to wedge in that last bite of pie!). Thanksgiving is about inclusiveness and generosity. What could be more American?"

I have to admit I stole this from a Mitford friend, Liz, who borrowed it from the paperback swap newswire., whatever that is, and she posted it on the Mitford forum. I love to lurk there to catch up on old friends, but I dont post there anymore. But this was just so cute, it should be spread around. And if anything we need to lighten up!! It is fast approaching...Turkey DAY!!
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2 comments:

  1. What a yummy distraction! Thanksgiving food is by far my favorite :) Looking forward to being done and planning out what we'll eat this year!

    Love,
    amanda

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  2. WHAT SOME LOVELY LOOKING FOOD.I CAN ALMOST SMELL IT...YOU MAKE ME HUNGRY...ANN

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