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Happy Thanksgiving

Freedom from Want, Norman Rockwell

Jeez, it’s only 12:27pm and I already have a buzz.  I blame my sister.  She held me down and poured Jaegermeister shots down my throat.  Dang!  I have to peel potatoes in a moment.

Anyway, I hope you are all having a lovely Thanksgiving.  I’m in central PA.  It’s a beautiful day outside but we’re watching a football game and all of the NYTimes videos for preparing and carving the turkey.  OMG, the singer just forgot the words to the national anthem.  Disgraceful.

By the way, OWS is serving Thanksgiving Day dinner in Zuccotti Park:

This Thanksgiving, Occupy Wall Street is celebrating unity and community with an open feast at Liberty Square. From 2 to 6 p.m. at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) we will meet to share food, stories and inspiration. All members of our global community are invited to break bread with us.

“This is all about supporting the 99%,” said Megan Hayes, an organizer with the #OWS Kitchen working group, and a former high end chef. “So many people have given up so much to come and be a part of the movement because there is really that much dire need for community. We decided to take this holiday opportunity to provide just that – community.”

Wait, why does this story sound so familiar?  Damn do-gooders.  What kind of example will they set for the country by sharing?  It will only encourage the young to go into poverty.

Or, a lot of people will have dinner together.  Works for me.

Freedom from Want, Occupy Wall Street

21 Responses

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Riverdaughter and all Confluencians!!! Our Turkey’s in the oven, and so is the pumpkin pie. The dinner rolls are rising and mister’s next door putting eye drops in his mom’s eyes.

    I’m casting on a scarf for my son and watching the History of Bozo the Clown from Chicago…..

    But, nothing sounds as good as that Thanksgiving Dinner at Zuccotti Park’s Liberty Square. That would be a wonderful way to celebrate the day.


    • We have a fine boxed sangria and some fizzy Virginia wine. Does Kansas produce any notable wines?

      • Does Kansas produce any notable wines?

        Just the sounds of republicans complaining how Socialist Obama is taking away their god, guns and freedom.

      • Not that I’ve heard of …. There is a vineyard across state line straight north of us in Missouri. Never had any of their wine though.

        Can you mix wine with aleve?

        • Don’t know if wine and aleve mix too well.
          Meanwhile, we have moved on to Beaujolais. I peeled the potatoes but now I think I need a nap. My great niece is here. She is incredibly cute. She’s only 11 months old and incredibly edible.

      • Does Kansas produce any notable wines?

        Just the sound of the republicans complaining about Obama taking away their guns, gods, and liberty.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you all in the States! I’m in prep-cook mode here in Paris. I picked up our turkey at a shop called Thanksgiving, where the proprietress has a refrigerated truck parked outside full of all the birds ordered by my compatriots.

    We’re doing our Thanksgiving tomorrow night as Thursday doesn’t work out too well for the average Frenchmen. Invites to our Thanksgiving are always eagerly accepted–our friends like the food and friends, the novelty of a foreign holiday, and an excuse to knock back volumes of champagne and Bordeaux.

    • when you feed french people American Thanksgiving dinner do you give them the full experience or do you pull your punches trying to impress them? Do you have cranberry sauce from the can with the ridges in it? How about lumpy mashed potatoes with lumpy gravy? Is there sweet potato casserole with marshmallows melted on top?

      • I give them the full experience such as I had it in my childhood, so no to marshmallows, and yes to supplementary ridges after the homemade cranberry sauce is gone. Also yes to drinking too much and causing a scene.

        • I think we will skip setting the oven on fire this year. I compared Thanksgiving horror stories with my other American colleague and we can’t agree which is worse: stroke + fire or adultery + overdose.

          My husband and I were talking at cross-purposes while planning and I only just put my finger on it. He conceptualizes it as a dinner party, therefore he emphasizes a well-balanced guest list, adequate seating, nice tableware, etc. I conceptualize it as Thanksgiving, which means having over all your loved ones plus dragging in anyone who has no place to go, so wing the seating arrangements and be prepared for anything. “You don’t get it honey, Thanksgiving is *supposed* to be a disaster.”

  3. Ha! I’ve already downed my first glass of wine and the company haven’t even arrived yet! I think I’d better put something in my stomach – soon.

    We took turkeys and a ham to Occupy Tucson last night (along with lots of other goodies) and they were so thrilled….apparently dinner most nights is a lot of rice and beans. Happy Thanksgiving – with thanks to our brave Occupiers!!!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Riverdaughter and all Confluencians!! 🙂

  5. Yes, Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  6. Hey, if the police can do it, it must be OK…right?

    “One Los Angeles woman proved some people will do anything to get a deal, even if it means pepper-spraying her fellow shoppers on Black Friday.

    Twenty people suffered minor injuries after the woman doused the eyes of shoppers at a Walmart in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles shortly after 10:20 p.m.

    “Somehow she was trying to use it to gain an upper hand,” Abel Parga, a lieutenant in the Los Angeles Police Department, told the Associated Press.”

  7. Oh, and this is scary…..”On Monday…..”The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last night’s Republican debate. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself.”

    Bye, bye Miss American Pie……

  8. I work on Thanksgiving for the OT pay on top of holiday pay. If work is precarious, do it while it exists.

    People always used to save all meat from the post-carving carcasse and then boil the carcasse into soup/stock/etc. I have discovered that many people throw the carcasse away anymore in today’s modern busy world. A few of those people will bring them into me instead of just throwing them out. So I save any remaining meat-shreds and then
    simmerboil the carcasse for stock. I then pressure-cook the bones till soft enough to break up with pliers and hammers. Then I pressure boil the chips till soft enough to grind into bone mush. Then I extract all I can and mix it back into the stock, and throw the remaining bone-sand/bone-gravel into the garden. It is lots of fun for me.

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