Ok I wrote a long diatribe on what I did on thanksgiving, and then I deleted it. Because it was boring. Let’s talk about something interesting, Pocahontas. And food.
So I was putting my dvds away, when I saw Pocahontas sitting on my shelf. Whatever, I’m a grown woman without children with Disney cartoons. No shame in my game. I was thinking about that movie..and Thanksgiving. I wonder how American Indians feel about that movie? Let’s think about this. Now yes, it was super duper nice of Poca to save Johnny boy. But let’s just put ourselves in perspective. The British and early Americans massacred a whole people almost to the point of extinction! It would be like a movie, made by the Germans, commemorating a time that a Jew saved Hitler’s grandfather. IE- not cool bro. OH, history. You fickle lady.
Since, like most Americans, I like to forget about the long-term implications of the first Thanksgiving and focus on the pride of being part of one of the best countries in the world, and celebrating what we do best-eat. I, for one, can eat like a champion. I wanted to pass along some incredible recipes that I came across leading up the Thanksgiving.
This recipe for pumpkin cinnamon rolls. When I say they are amazing, they are AMAZING.
I also made pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving…for firefighters. I’m pretty sure that’s like the superbowl of baking. This recipe is from Paula Deen, which means it is awful for you but absolutely divine.
I don’t have a recipe link for this one, so I’ll just tell you. Bacon brussel sprouts. I mean, there’s no real reason to convince you that bacon makes everything delicious, is there? This is a vegetable that I literally cannot wait to eat. I chopped the stems off of the sprouts and then quartered them. Then, a drizzled them with a smidge of olive oil and cracked salt and pepper. Then, place them one-level on a baking sheet. Turn the oven to 400. While the oven is heating up, cook three pieces of bacon. It really doesn’t take much. After it’s cooked, chop it into pieces and then toss the pieces onto the tray with the sprouts. Stir those suckers up. Put it in the oven for anywhere from 30-45 minutes, until they are browned nicely. It’s ok for them to be on the burnt side, the crispy bits are incredible. Enjoy!
Here’s the good news, boys and girls, I finish grad school on Monday, so you will have a whole month of me posting like the old days, three times a week! Can you hardly stand it? I can hardly stand it. Because I miss you little snookums. I do! But for now I must re-bury myself in grad work. Have a good week!!!