Thursday, November 22

Thanks. But no thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I'm grateful this year. In fact I'm so grateful I'm walking around my house singing this hymn. I want to do a special shout out to Cunning Runt at Little Bang Theory, who has a really lovely post up and who knew he was capable of just this kind of beauty? You surprise and impress us, dear.

But there are some blessings I'm going to turn down this year. Please add to this list in comments, if you wish. And of course I'm grateful for blogging and my readers and the friends I've made online and off this year. Love on all of you.

Blessings I'd rather not partake in:

1. Rachel Ray's Pumpkin Pie Martinis. Good lord. It's not like it's peanut butter and chocolate, Rachel. Just because each of them is good (sorry Sandy Underpants, I happen to like Pumpkin Pie) does not mean they will be double-plus good together. And if this isn't a gateway drink for young people, I don't know what is.

2. Paula Dean's Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls. It's not just the "deep-fried coronary on a stick" quality I can't handle. It's the idea that hand-formed balls of macaroni and cheese are sitting on a piece of waxed paper in my refrigerator while I sleep, and each little mac and cheese ball knows I'm giving them the boiling oil treatment on the morrow. Everyone knows what happens if they get out.

3. This tree. Okay, someone with a design department of their very own took the "Whos down in Whoville Christmas" a little too seriously. What looks good in a Dr. Zeuss children's classic usually does not ever look good in your house.


  1. Anonymous12:33 AM

    'Gal, you're my template for how it's done. If anything I ever do in the 'sphere comes out right (or not) I'm blaming you.

    Thanks for the mention, my friend.

    Oh, and "pumpkin pie martinis?? " Sister, can I borrow a cup o' "no thanks??"

  2. Oh dear- pumpkin pie martinis? I feel the throwup in my throat already. Ugh.

    Have a happy and blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving BG.

    Thank you for making our blogworld better and for being our gracious host each Monday.

    Peace to all - let's not waste any more time on that one.

    Off to Little Bang Theory. You know BG, he only lives like an hour away from me, I may have to get myself over there.

  3. oh i second your post!

    happy thanksgiving to all!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving!

    You might want to include Turducken to that list. Failed science experiments are not food!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving All
    Young Pilgrim...

    But I learned fast how to keep my head up 'cause I
    Know there is this side of me that
    Wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just
    Fly the whole mess into the sea.

  6. Hey Blue Gal! Hippie Thanksgiving!

    As for me, it may not happen today, but sometime this week I'm going to making a batch of Minstrel Boy's Killer Kranberry sauce.


  7. Happy thanksgiving to you as well. I don't know, fried mac and cheese might have some promise, but it is definitely not part of a healthy diet.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving, all...and don't forget your daily affirmations.


  9. Pumpkin Pie Martinis, no ... but I can get into good "Falltinis". Just add a little apple cider to your martinis. Great!


  10. Anonymous9:50 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving, Blue Gal.

    I'll happily not partake in another minute in the car with the family.

  11. Anonymous10:34 PM

    I have to say I am waiting for the triple plus good strawberry and rhubarb pie-tini. I think the Martini craze is ruining martinis. But I'm a traditionalist.


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