Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up Post


You might see this photo and be under the impression that I am somehow responsible for all the food and festivities before me.  That was intentional.  I told my sister to take my picture and I did the "I made this!" pose, as you can see here.  But it's a lie!  My mother did all of the cooking and planning and decorating.  However, I *did* play a big part in finishing the green bean casserole dish that's two pans to my left.  


This is the pre-Thanksgiving spread that my mother made for us on Thanksgiving morning.  You can see her cranberry corn bread, as well as two pumpkin pies.  In the foreground are these things called Muffin Tops.  They're like muffins, but just the top half, as the name implies.  I had never heard of these before Thanksgiving, but we are now well acquainted.  I am proud to report that everything in this photo is now gone from the Earth by way of stomachs.  Well, just the food.  Not the glass trays or the counter.  We aren't animals.



Here are some turkeys.  I believe they are not different states of the same turkey.  The top one was the 'eat' turkey and the bottom one was the 'show' turkey.  Nevertheless, they both became the 'eat' turkey by the end of the night.  I don't know what that rub stuff is that my mother used on the top turkey, but it was delicious.


Here is the table where all the eating went down.



Here is a pecan pie in various stages of consumption.  I love this pie so much.  For my next birthday I want a swimming pool full of this pie.  By the end of the night, we somehow had one whole pecan pie left over.  My sister brought it to work and let her coworkers eat it!  I now consider myself an only child.  There's no way those coworkers did anything to deserve all that delicious pie.  My sister was way too nice to them.



There's a closeup of the pumpkin pie above.  And a picture of what I believe is banana nut bread.  I just realized while writing this that I did not eat any of this bread pictured above.  Look, there was a ton of food.  I apologize to my mother and to the banana nut bread.  It looks delicious.


I thought I'd close with another picture of the cranberry corn bread.  The youth where I work love this stuff.  They talk about it on a fairly regular basis.  This bread is capable of spreading happiness across all lines of potential separation in this country:  generational, economic, racial, gender, political, cultural, and so on and so forth.  Everyone loves this bread.  It doesn't matter who you are.  If you are alive, you'll like it.  Unless you don't like cranberries, but even then, this might be an exception.  And in my opinion, that's what Thanksgiving is all about.  We set aside our differences and remember that there's one thing we can all agree on: food is delicious.  Especially my mother's food.  

By the way!  Everyone who reads this, please comment and ask my mother to make us another pecan pie.  I won't let my sister bring it to work this time.  My wife and I will eat it.  It's so delicious.  We can't wait another 365 days!

-Blog Tech

14 comments:

dkzody said...

Pecan pie! One of my favorite pies. Make more.

Leanne said...

"my wife" congratulations to you and your wife on your recent nuptials. And God bless your mother for such a grand feast! Thanks for sharing!

Joy said...

You're very lucky to have a mum like Joyce! Maybe you can convince her to make a pecan pie for Christmas! ;)

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

All that food look delicious and I know that I would have eaten way too much and I would have started to feel sick :-) It would be worth it though :-)

And please Joyce, bake another pecan pie :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.

Mary said...

What a wonderful Holiday feast that must have been. If Blog Tech helped with " clean up" maybe you could make him another pie just for himself. " Clean up" is always the worst job I think. Now begins the Christmas menu planning...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A delightful post, Blog Tech! I laughed all the way through it. BUT have you never seen the Seinfeld episode where the gang goes into business making Muffin Tops? It's a classic -- check it out if you can!

Susan said...

I am hoping your mother is in a comfy chair with her feet up, enjoying a single malt or whatever, while someone is making her dinner...

Marsha said...

Blog Tech Mom, you need to teach your son how to make a pecan pie . . . such skills need to be intergenerationally extended! I'm gonna take a shot at the cranberry corn bread, my own self.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

jeeze blog tech..that shirt looks like a cape....mumsy

Kay said...

You are so lucky to have such an amazing chef for a mom. I've seen so many of her dishes and am always amazed. Looks like you all had a truly gorgeous, delicious Thanksgiving.

Mary said...

I love this blog and it's nice to know the blog tech does a great job of filling in for his mom. I think the kid deserves a pecan pie for his effort. Can we all come together on this?

Teacats said...

Wonderful posting and such a gorgeous feast! The whole room looks so cozy, warm and welcoming! We are very grateful for your mum too -- and her blog! Thanks for sharing!

Guillaume said...

I long for Christmas.

chickpea678 said...

Hi Blogtech! Enjoyed your humor-filled post :). Good grief, if those pies taste as good as they look! Those cut-outs are so pretty! I like your take on what Thanksgiving is all about :).