Saturday, November 20, 2010

Question of the Day #753

"The little nibblets in butter," said L.

"Huh?" I stared at her blankly.

"You asked what my 'must haves' are for Thanksgiving dinner. They're the little corn nibblets in butter. Oh, and cranberry sauce in a can."

"In a can?" The cook in me was horrified.

"Yeah, I love it when it comes out shaped like the can." She grinned.

"I'm not making that stuff," I said.

"Fine. I'll make it. But you asked!"

She was right. I did. And because she piqued my curiosity, I'm gonna do it again.

What are your Thanksgiving "must haves"?



  1. Thanksgiving must have for me is my wife. This is the 17th consecutive time I haven't spent Thanksgiving without my family. I always spend it with the wife's family, even when we were just dating. Two years ago she got the flu on Thanksgiving and we ended up having McDonalds together while we watched TV and she rested on the couch. Surprisingly, it still felt like Thanksgiving.

    (Ok, but it would have been SOOOOO much better with the mashed potatoes and stuffing and rolls and gravy and green-bean casserole and pies and whipped cream and chips and guacamole and bean dip and beers. Sorry, babe.)

  2. When I was a vegetarian I did without turkey for 12 years! Never again. :)
    Other must-haves are corn pudding and pecan pie.

  3. No canned jellied cranberry sauce. No Thanksgiving.

  4. OK!! Today I heard on NPR food talk about a
    Turducken. Yes, I think I spelled that right.
    I had gotten home but stayed in the car to find out what in the world was Turducken!!
    Well, apparently it is a turkey stuffed with a
    duck that was stuffed with a chicken! It also involved pork stuffing inbetween and corn bread stuffing.
    It doesn't sound like a "must have" to me:)
    Am I the only person in the world that has never heard of this?

  5. I have none, just as long as we have a decent sit-down dinner, I'm fine. Well, okay, maybe wine is my must have if I have to choose something. ;)

    E - a colleague of mine did the turduck thing. When she told me about it, my jaw dropped. I don't know that I could ever go there. I mean at that point, just grind it all up and make sausage. :)

  6. Corn pudding - that's been a family tradition since my Grandfather was a child. I think it's one of the most disgusting dishes I've ever eaten (as do my siblings) but I will always take one spoonful to be polite. It's definitely not a favorite dish of anyone's but it MUST be on the table. I'm also a big fan of creamed pearl onions...and the canned cranberry sauce.

  7. Sweet potatoes, but this year we probably won't have them. :( I'm doing a low carb diet right now and it's working too good to mess it up. I'll just be thankful for the 22 pounds I've lost, rather than feel sorry for myself over no sweet potatoes. :)

  8. Germam beer. Usually becks. Goes good with desert.

  9. My husband and daughter are horrified whenever I suggest NOT doing that green bean/mushroom soup/crunchy onion ring casserole. Also, this year my daughter said she wanted Stove Top stuffing instead of homemade. Good grief, I know I didn't raise her that way!


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