Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Ham

Well another Thanksgiving has come and gone. This is the first one in a long time in which we have no leftovers, but that's fine with me. Being that I have a turkey sandwich at least three times a week, I really don't need any more.

Lunch was with my folks at Keiro, along with my sister, Julie and Katie. It turned out well, and was pretty easy because we kept the food simple. Our part was to bring the turkey (boneless breast courtesy of Costco that was so easy to cook, carve and was nice and juicy; the worst part was trying to get the strings off since they got baked into the skin), scalloped potatoes (no mashed this time.. again, courtesy of Costco, ready made and cooked nice and golden brown and bubbly), gravy courtesy of Trader Joes, and a chocolate pie for dessert. My sister brought the rest of the stuff. Stuff like stuffing, green beans with the fried onion pieces on top that we have had every Thanksgiving for the past dozens of years, etc.

I was expecting to go to a Chinese restaurant for dinner, but we had a surprise when we got to Julie's mom's place - they had dinner ready over there, including a real turkey. Well, the turkey did come from a Chinese restaurant but it was roasted the traditional American way and Julie's older brother is a master carver so it came out very nice. All the other stuff was Chinese food, though!

There was some liquid stuff in a bowl that was the color of cream of mushroom soup. I asked Julie what that was and she said it was gravy. "And what's that stuff floating around in the gravy???"

"Onions."

Then her brother whispered to me, "If you want real gravy, Aaron has some on the table over there." Then we both laughed.

Both lunch and dinner turned out to be very nice. So on top of the many things I have to be thankful for, today is just something else to add to the list.

But where is the Thanksgiving ham I mentioned in the title? Oh, here it is, haha..










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