Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Thanksgiving table

Thanksgiving is 'our holiday'. Spouse's sister Mary hosts Christmas, and their brother Louis hosts Easter. Spouse & I have been hosting Thanksgiving since we got together over 12 years ago.

When we moved to DE we hoped our family would still come to Thanksgiving at our house, and last year many of them did. We had a lovely holiday, but it was not lacking the family drama. Here's a quick reminder. And if you find that entertaining, you'll love this.

It appears this year may be more of the same, but I'll write more about that in a separate post.

With Thanksgiving just a week away, I got to thinking about things heard around the table, and realized there are some phrases that are only appropriate at the Thanksgiving dinner table. If you're not sure what I mean, read the following out loud but pretend like there's no holiday:
  • Talk about a huge breast!
  • Tying the legs together keeps the inside moist.
  • It's Cool Whip time!
  • If I don't undo my pants, I'll burst!
  • That's one terrific spread!
  • I'm in the mood for a little dark meat.
  • Are you ready for seconds yet?
  • It's a little dry, do you still want to eat it?
  • Just wait your turn, you'll get some!
  • Don't play with your meat.
  • Just spread the legs open and stuff it in.
  • Do you think you'll be able to handle all these people at once?
  • I didn't expect everyone to come at once!
  • You still have a little bit on your chin.
  • How long will it take after you stick it in?
  • You'll know it's ready when it pops up.
  • Wow, I didn't think I could handle all of that!
  • That's the biggest one I've ever seen!
See what I mean? Utter one of these phrases somewhere other than the Thanksgiving dinner table and you'll raise a few eyebrows, that's for sure.

Crush du Jour: Mauricio Camacho


RAD said...

We are going to Hubbys aunts new place for T day...first time we dont have to have the T Day at our house...We will still be making a small turkey dinner for us and the dogs over the weekend so we have some leftovers.....all I can say about todays crush is "wow"

Rick said...

Family drama and pumpkin pie. Mmmmmm

Mistress Maddie said...

I don't think I could get through one of your dinners with a straight face! Years ago when I was with my ex,his 82 year ago grandmother was visting for dinner and asked to be passed the country cock butter instead of country crock! I had to leave the table before I lost it! And I would eat dinner off of Mauricio's chest and abs!

Anonymous said...

I am going to my brothers with his in-laws. I won't see my folks until x-mas. I refuse to see or talk to anyone until after the parade. That's my contribution to the drama.

One of my friends loves to tell the story of when his grandmother came to thanksgiving at his and his partner's home. Her not to subtle way of trying to figure things out was by asking "Who Cooks?" I love that story.

Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right about the sayings of Thanksgiving.

BTW, today's crush, yow! He could eat crackers in my bed any day.

A Lewis said...

We've made reservations at a nice hotel along the Columbia River for our 3-person Thanksgiving dinner. I'll try to refrain from using the phrases!

cb said...

"This meat is melting in my mouth!"
"Can I get some more stuffing?"

tankmontreal said...

Re-Mauricio Camacho: Can you say airbrushed-to-the-point-of-looking-like-a-mannequin?