Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Google Wave and Holiday Meals

I got an invitation to Google Wave from a Twitter friend yesterday. I set it up and looked at it. I clicked around on a few things...And looked at it some more.

It looks really interesting and I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually, but if anyone has any tips for me, let me know.

Today is my "busy" day, like Monday is normally. But, since I didn't do my shopping yesterday, I'll be out most of the day today.

We have our Thanksgiving menu lined up: Honeybaked Ham - Ham, Turkey and Turkey Gravy, mashed potatoes with aforementioned gravy, stuffing, rolls, green beans and corn, pumpkin pie and pecan pie (whipped cream available, but optional).

Since it's just the four of us, it should be pretty laid back. I don't have to drive myself crazy cleaning the house for company, but I definitely have some household chores for tomorrow.

I am a Thanksgiving vegetarian and I have been for as long as I can remember (especially when I WAS a vegetarian! LOL). I guess if the gravy has turkey broth in it, I may be consuming that, but we'll see. I'll have to smell it first. I'm really big on how something smells and looks before I will eat it. Otherwise, my potatoes will have just butter, salt & pepper on them.

That's fine with me.

What are some of your favorite and least favorite holiday dishes? If you'll notice on my menu above, there is no mention of cranberries or cranberry sauce. No one likes that around here, even though it was on the table every year when I was growing up. Sitting there, still in it's can shape. I think Dad was the only one who ate it. :-)

I'm off to get my day rolling. I will be visiting blogs later today and this evening, so if I'm late to yours, you'll understand. :-)


  1. I love the candied yams. SO MUCH. I don't know why I don't make them other times of the year.

  2. Mmmm pecan pie is so good! Even though I eat turkey on Thanksgiving (now that I'm not the one cooking everything), I prefer ham. My mom's stuffing is the bomb diggity, too.

  3. I think I may be the most anti-Thanksgiving meal person around.

    I don't like sweet potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce (How is this stuff considered sauce?), and for a long time didn't eat turkey.

    I do however love the green bean and brocccoli casseroles (separately - together might be kinda weird!)

    Enjoy your meal!

  4. Dude, I loved jellied cranberry sauce SO MUCH as a kid, that one year I gave it up for Lent!

    That, seriously, was the hardest Lent I ever did.

    I don't eat the stuff anymore, because it doesn't fit in with the kinds of food I eat. But I think I might buy a can to go with the thanksgiving pizza this year!

  5. Google Wave is a good application waiting for a purpose. It's fun to play with, but I've yet to find a real use for it.

  6. Heck yeah! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with the fam. Much on whatever food you love! Me I guess my favorite has to be the dressing with homemade gravy... I could make a meal just out of that... maybe with a little dark meat turkey on the side... YUM!

  7. Pecan Pie with Cool Whip!

    No mention of sweet potato casserole (some might call it sweet potato pie)? I love that too. I like to put some marshmallow on top and let them melt a little. Plus, my MIL fixes home made rolls...yummy.

    You have ham and turkey? You just can't hide money! Ha!

  8. Green bean casserole. And the stuffing the men in my Dad's family make every year. Damn, I am salivating just thinking about it!

  9. I love Cranberry Sauce. But sadly, we haven't had it in a long time. Hopefully we will this year.

    My favorite dish is my mom's Broccoli Casserole. Mmmmm. I wasn't a normal kid when I was growing up, I ate all of my veggies and loved them.

    So there. :)

  10. We HAVE to have cranberry sauce here, and dressing to go with the turkey. Some of us have to have macaroni and cheese, some want sweet potatoes and some want mashed potatoes with gravy - so we will have all of it! (some eat all three!)
    Mr. kenju insists on shrimp with plenty of cocktail sauce and ice cream for the apple and pumpkin pie. Whew. I'm tired thinking about it already.

  11. I'm a vegetarian, so I love ALL Thanksgiving foods minus any of the ones that originally had feathers or oinked.

    I love stuffing, cranberry stuffing! It's the greatest. And cranberry sauce is much better homemade, but I will still eat the can-shaped stuff. Fo sho!

    Pumpkin rolls, pecan pies, sweet potatoes= yum.
    I may make a tofurkey this year, I don't know. But for the non-vegetarians in the house I will make a turkey breast, as much as it grosses me out.

  12. My sister's green bean casserole. It's just canned green beans and mushroom soup along with bread she toasts and butters and cubes on top. Totally something you'd see on the back of a can. And I can't get enough of it.

    Half of my family is vegetarian, so there's always a Tofurkey and fake gravy on the menu. Two of my grandkids have never tasted meat.

  13. woah...back up a minute there! There was way too little talk about Googlewave in this post :-p I expect at least a 50/50 split when it's mentioned in the title!

  14. First of all...what in the Hell is a Googlewave????

    Secondly, sitting around with your immediate family sounds awesome, no worries, no HUGE mess, no inconveniences...PERFECT. Hope you enjoy yourselves!

    Lastly, I LOVE cranberry sauce/jello...especailly eating it with my turkey but I think the only ones eating it are me and my FIL..and I'm fine with that! But I look forward to my FIL's stuffing the most. No words can describe it. It's just. AWESOME!

  15. Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving without Deviled Eggs, Brussels Sprouts, and a Cheeseball. Out of the three, the cheeseball is my favorite because it's the only time of the year it's made. Brussels Sprouts are a staple, and Deviled Eggs? Well, they can go to the devil - yuck!

  16. My sister's potato salad. I could live on that stuff.

    I never quite got the hang of really candying yams, but I make a sweet potato casserole with raisins, brown sugar, butter, and marshmallows toasted on top. We fight over who gets the last dollop of that.

    We're going small on Thanksgiving this year. Grasshopper is on call. I'm sick. Curmy hates holiday. Mom wants to stay home and conserve energy for a Saturday wedding. And, Sugar Bear has to go to her Dad's side of the family and her boyfriend's family. Totally serious: It could be a hot wing Thanksgiving around here because that's all that cuts through the sinus infection to my tastebuds. And, I'm not even going to make those. The Cold Spot is the only way to go for wings.

  17. I actually love it all - probably 'cause it's so traditional & b/c we only have this meal ONCE a year!! Happy (well, UnTurkey for you!) Turkey Day!!! :)

  18. I can't believe you are doing all that cooking for just the four of you! I am very anti-thanksgiving. It's a nice four day weekend and thats about it cuz I really don't like thanksgiving food at all.

    I hope your dinner turns out great :)

  19. We're going to visit friends for Thanksgiving. I am providing Apple Pie, Green Bean Casserole and homemade cranberry sauce.

    I really miss my mom's Watergate Salad. I used to call it Puffed Snot, which she REALLY loved.

  20. I've decided to save the life of a turkey this year and not bow down to turkey sacrifice!