Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I am linking up today for Wednesday Hodgepodge hosted by Joyce.
1. Let's start with something controversial...dressing or stuffing? What's it called at your house and what's included in your recipe...cornbread? oysters? sausage? chestnuts?
Stuffing. My recipe is a simple bread stuffing made with white bread, butter, onions, black pepper, nutmeg, thyme and eggs.
2. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
The Proverbs 31 woman :)
3. When were you last inside an airport?
The last time I flew was 1995- (gasp). I have picked someone up or dropped someone off probably six years ago. I have no desire to go to one, especially with the security and patdowns or walking through machines that scan your body.
4. What is one side dish that absolutely must be included in a turkey dinner?
Stuffing! And mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and cranberry.
5. What Christmas song do you dread hearing?
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.
6. If someone approaches you and asks for money do you give it to them? Do you drop money 'in a tin cup' that belongs to a person on the street? Do you have a specific charity you support during the holiday season and/or year round?
No, but I will buy them something to eat if they are hungry. I have dropped money into the tin cup or in NYC a hat. I love the Salvation Army workers that ring the bell during the holiday season.
7. Share a favorite Thanksgiving memory. If you live in a country that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving share a favorite memory associated with food.
Ten years ago on Thanksgiving, it was two days before our wedding. All of my husband's siblings and family were here in NY for the wedding. We all gathered at his parent's house for Thanksgiving dinner. It was an extra long table to fit everyone and that was the largest group I've been with for Thanksgiving. I loved seeing how happy his mother was to have all five of her kids and their families together for Thanksgiving since it had been many years.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Have you heard that some stores are opening at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Really? Can't we let the store employees enjoy their Thanksgiving too?! I just can't think of anything that can't be bought the next day.