Here is the Little Blind Girl’s recipe for Thanksgiving Stew:
- Eighteen relatives from four generations
- A kitchen that can only hold three people
- A turkey that’s been cooking since before dawn
- Seven different desserts
- Small children in dress clothes who’ve had too much sugar and not enough sleep
- Half a dozen cars trying to share a driveway
- Ten family stories that have been aged for at least five years
- Assorted pets, dietary restrictions, conflicting commitments, & long-running grudges
Directions: Put the turkey in a home that hasn’t been this clean since last Thanksgiving. Add the four generations of relatives gradually. Sprinkle in the small children, the desserts, and the overcrowded driveway. Let simmer, then add the kitchen that can only hold three people (beware of elbows) and the family stories (use liberally and without discretion). Garnish with assorted pets, dietary restrictions, and conflicting commitments. Add the long-running grudges to the after-dinner drinks. Serve warm and eat until you fall asleep in your chair while watching football. Serves: a small nation. Leftovers should last for approximately two weeks, depending on the strength of the grudges.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for reading my blog, and being kind enough to let me know when you like it.