November 27, 2019. Originally posted some time ago. Enjoy!
As you can see, Daughter C outdid herself. Lovely, don’t you think? The weather is forecast to be very Thanksgivingy– Southern Country Mouse-wise. One or two Thanksgiving orphans will join us. Traditional menu, though not sure what Daughter C and The J-Man are bringing. Table is set. Well. Okay. Underneath all of the dishes & such I pulled out for last Sunday’s brunch that still need to be put away, the table is set. Still need to buy some wine but I’ll get to that in S’ville later today. Still need to peruse some Bradford and Longfellow but they are out & open.
We’ll eat earlier than usual so as to accommodate the traditional devouring of the feast at the Dining Table, and the Egg Bowl which kicks off at 6:30. This is not a day for feasting in front of the telly.
I am sad to report that Mr. Big Food has made one very none traditional decision with respect to the menu this weekend. For some reason– and I’m not entirely sure there was a legitimate reason– we had gumbo last week. I wondered about it at the time but said nothing. And so, we will not be having Turkey Gumbo on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Instead we’ll have Turkey Sopa I (that’s Roman numeral 1, indicating that Mr. Big Food has more than one turkey sopa recipe in The Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide) with Ro*tel Green Beans.
Other than that minor aberration, it should all be very Traditional.
Supposed to be chilly over night so as is our Tradition, Daughter C & The J-Man will light a fire next to the Children’s Corner and we will– hopefully– watch State beat Ole Miss in Oxford as we eat pie.
Here’s hoping that you’re well on you way to a Traditional Thanksgiving weekend (unless of course if you used to live in Paradise, in which case we wish all y’all the best).