MW Mobile Blog

For friends, family and the random search engine visitor. This blog started as an experiment in mobile blogging from my Palm TREO 600, 700, Prē, HTC Evo, Samsung 5, Pixel 3, Pixel 6 Pro. Now it serves as a simple repository of favorite activities. Expect bad golf, good fishing, great sailing, eating, drinking, adventure travel, occasional politics and anything else I find interesting along the way including, but not limited to, any of the labels listed here...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanskgiving Dinner - 2008

We started the day with the traditional freeing of Sigrid's birthday balloons. A tradition much like the annual ballyhooed presidential pardon of a turkey. We have followed this tradition for one year in a row now.

We were invited for Thanksgiving Dinner with friends in Sonoma. It was quite a spread.

As always this time of year, there are a lot of stories about American overeating on Turkey day. A typical story reports that the average consumption is 4,500 calories and half of if from fat. That is average - as in - you need a lot of people to eat more than that to maintain the average. I am proud to say that I am among those who are pulling up the curve. I am guessing that I was somewhere north of 6000 calories just during the dinner proper.

Sigrid's wild rice and mushroom soup was our contribution to the feast. With a cream and butter base, it is probably good for 1,000 calories all by itself. I had two helpings.

Main course. Stuffing, mashed potatoes (with onions - yum), gravy, creamed corn, spinach, biscuit, and yes - I grabbed a drumstick. Unseen - yams and cranberries that were added for seconds.

Lee's bourbon pecan pie with homemade whipped cream. My job is done. The average is safe for another year.

1 comment:

Jeff Carlson said...

Watching the balloons plummet one wonders if you might spring for helium next year.