Don't belong. Dangerous, like you. Can't be controlled. Can't be trusted. Everyone could just go on without me and not have to worry. People could be what they wanted to be. Could be with the people they wanted. Live simple. No secrets.

River ,'Objects In Space'

Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.

Sheryl - Nov 24, 2022 4:59:13 pm PST #18796 of 18942
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Thanksgiving was going well until Mr. S got upset that he couldn't go outside to play(it was completely dark out, and there are few lights out) and had a meltdown. We managed to get home with me driving and Gary sitting in the back with Mr. S. Can't get a break...

msbelle - Nov 25, 2022 7:44:59 am PST #18797 of 18942
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

Glad people seemed to have generally good Thanksgivings.

Mac worked 1-6, so Sara and I had lunch together. My other friend who was going to join felt sick Wednesday so stayed home.

Food was good, company better.

Then I made 2 different things for Mac when he got home and he had his Thanksgiving.

Now I’m at work, one of the few people in the building and I’m avoiding doing work.

Tom Scola - Nov 25, 2022 7:47:36 am PST #18798 of 18942
He’s compelled his creepy elves to do his every wish. One sought to be a dentist now he’s sleeping with the fish.

I’m at work, one of the few people in the building and I’m avoiding doing work.

Team municipal employee!

DavidS - Nov 25, 2022 8:14:48 am PST #18799 of 18942
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Thanksgiving was a success. I mastered both ovens and found my immersion blender.

We had two guests and everybody fit around the table (instead of squishing in around our kitchen table at the old apartment).


Turkey: A- (could've done with another day of brining but moist and flavorful). Not my best one but very good. True Believer in Dry Brining.
Salmon: A. For JZ. I make this for her all the time so I know how she likes it.
Gravy: A. Veg gravy EM brought was excellent as usual. Meaty gravy I made was also in demand.
Cranberry Sauce: B-. Flavor basically rescued but not as good as last year's and, of course, poor execution with the boil over.
Stuffing: B. Satisfactory. Basic recipe was sound but lacked a little pizzaz.
Mashed Potatoes: A+. I know how I like 'em and I know how to make 'em.
Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad: A-. Very good effort on an improvised recipe. Nice to have something on the plate with some greens and acidity to cut through the richness.
Mushroom Stew in Pastry Cups: A+. One of my best stews. We know this recipe now and it's locked in. Holding back fancy mushrooms to saute separately and incorporate at the end was right choice.
Spanikopita: A+. JZ always makes it delicious. Lots of Kerrygold in the recipe this year.
Deviled Eggs: A. Emmett made them at the last minute and they were yum. He added chopped up cornichons.
Charcuterie Plate: A. Matilda's friend Mia was in charge and put together an artful plate on her first try.
Pie: A+. EM brought both a homemade pumpkin and apple pie, and both were splendid. Apples were sweetened with Maple instead of sugar this year and it was very tasty.

The house has been officially inaugurated with its first family gathering and it flowed and encompassed and accommodated everybody. It was lovely to be able to invite Mia at the last minute and have plenty of room to include her. Our other guest, Wendy, was the girlfriend of JZ's father. She was very happy to be included.

Dana - Nov 25, 2022 10:27:31 am PST #18800 of 18942
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Made rolls for Thanksgiving yesterday and they turned out well. That was all I asked.

Consuela - Nov 25, 2022 10:33:58 am PST #18801 of 18942
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

My pies came out very good: the pumpkin was very flavorful, as I bumped up the spices from the Joy of Cooking recipe, and added cardamom. The mini maple-pecan pies are excellent and I hope will freeze ok. The stuffing was pretty good, the gravy acceptable, and I have made packages of stuffing/mash/turkey/gravy/cranberry and stuck them in the freezer for later enjoyment.

I will probably hit the local brewpub around the corner soon: they're hosting World Cup games and that seems like a nice way to spend part of the afternoon.

JenP - Nov 25, 2022 10:38:25 am PST #18802 of 18942

Sounds lovely and delicious, David.

Rolls are important. Glad they worked.

We are having a loungey day today. Dinner out later.

Laura - Nov 25, 2022 11:39:54 am PST #18803 of 18942
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

I am in total relaxation mode today after the madness of yesterday. Took a walk on the beach at about 7 this morning. Ate leftovers for breakfast. Took a long soak in the jacuzzi tub. Took a nap. Other than putting away dishes and clearing some emails, I think I have done absolutely nothing productive. Ahhhhhh.

Yesterday was grand. I think there was 13, but who knows if I am forgetting people. So Much Food. All my stuff came out good. I didn't try everything, but one family member brought a cornbread casserole dealio that was absurdly tasty. I kept a lot of that for leftovers and I don't even care how calorie dense it is.

Jesse - Nov 25, 2022 12:06:10 pm PST #18804 of 18942
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

I usually bring a non-pie dessert to Thanksgiving, but didn't this year. I regret it! So I'm going to make a half-size of this tomorrow: [link]

meara - Nov 25, 2022 12:31:37 pm PST #18805 of 18942

I would say the food at my gathering was just OK but the company was excellent, so worth it. Think next year I’ll go back to my usual pumpkin pie recipe. The filling this year I used was Claire Saffitz’s caramelized honey pumpkin pie. It was tasty but very spice forward and I like a ginger snap pecan crust, so it fought with that a bit. And it didn’t bake quite right.

Today I have to clean and pack, tomorrow I head out on a long road trip. But first, watching some World Cup