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Turkey trouble



The best holiday special episode in the history of holiday special episodes.
This is the full 20something minutes. Enjoy.


There's been drama this year regarding Thanksgiving. It started a few weeks ago, when my dad mentioned that my mom was thinking about doing a funky Southwestern style turkey involving a 30 cloves of garlic, 6 pasilla chiles, some orange juice, port, honey and nutmeg. It actually does look pretty good. At first, the reaction was best described as "concern," mainly from my dad and Graham. I stayed relatively neutral, though I also had my doubts that my mom was going to be able to pull this off. Then, as Thanksgiving drew closer, there were quiet plans for the preparation of a backup turkey or, as Jose called it, a protest turkey. On Sunday, there was a full on revolt, and my mom conceeded defeat.

The turkey this year will be a traditional turkey, stuffed with my mom's bread stuffing. Jose is making his sweet potatoes, I think there will be green beans tossed with almonds. Olivia is doing some sort of parsnip dish, and Claudia will be cooking the traditional Thanksgiving egg noodles. I am making a wild mushroom pate. I think the cranberry relish has already been made.

For dessert, Jose has acquired a pecan pie, Graham is making two pumkin pies, Liv is making a tunnel of fudge cake, and I think Claudia is making an apple pie.

I suspect none of us will be able to move on Thursday evening. And I promised my mom that one day, we'll try her fancy Mexican turkey, but it will have to be on a less emotionally charged day.

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stexgirl2000
Nov. 25th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
That is the BEST EPISODE EVER about a holiday.

The Southwestern style turkey sounds amazing--but holiday traditions are hard to break.
charlayne
Nov. 26th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
OMG, thanks for posting that episode. I loved it then, I love it now.
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