Wednesday, November 15, 2006

National Eating Day

Next Wednesday Mr. Pop and I will be heading over to Tampa to share Thanksgiving with his family. Most all of them, including Mr. Pop, are Tampa Bay Buccaneers football fans. I am a deadly serious Dallas Cowboy football fan. On National Eating Day, also known as Thanksgiving, the Buccaneers will play the Cowboys and it’s on TV. We will all watch the game together. This could be interesting, huh?

What are your holiday plans?

34 Comments:

Blogger Lew Scannon said...

My kids are spending the day with their mom, and I haven't heard from my brother or sister what's going on there (probably the usual arguments about football vs. "conversation", marinated roast pork tenderloin vs. turkey), so I may just rent some movies and heat a chicken pot pie!

November 15, 2006 3:32 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Me and my three kids all weekend, all together for the first time in awhile. Detroit Lions against Miami Dolphins and our old quarterback, Joey Harrington.

November 15, 2006 4:08 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Make some turkey's life completely miserable.:) Eat, snore, get up and eat, snore.....:) We really need a long, "couch potato" break. Both of us.

For once I'm glad I'm not back in Michigan. The Lions ruined the taste of so many thanksgiving dinners...(:

Hope your game in on down here!!!

November 15, 2006 4:22 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Funny you should ask. We just had a family vote last night and decided on a seafood fest instead of turkey. Shrimp, lobster, you name it and a key lime pie. I don't know, we just went wild.

November 15, 2006 4:39 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Since we moved to Austin, our new tradition is to go to the Alamo Drafthouse Theater for dinner and a movie. They have a long table in front of each row of seats just wide enough to hold a small pizza. They have a full menu including booze and there's waitstaff instead of getting your own stuff. Also the features shown before the show are obscure, unique, and hilarious - usually connected to the movie in some way (like old old trailers or TV spots with the star in them). We try to pick a long movie that day. We do the same thing on Christmas.

November 15, 2006 5:27 AM  
Blogger Rainbow Demon said...

My partner & I are hosting dinner for our families this year. This is a first. I guess we'll see how it goes.

November 15, 2006 5:38 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Lots of family coming. Look for the dysfunctional post coming your way soon...

November 15, 2006 5:48 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

I hope the Cowboys win! (not because I care much about them or football, I just think that would be fun for you!)

I will be in vegas (again) with my sister's family. Bro-in-law will still be sobbing over the election results. My awesome niece and I will share private moments of glee over the election results. Sister will be doing everything she can to keep politics off the table. Their three cocker spaniels will dance happily under the table, waiting for careless humans to spill food their way.

November 15, 2006 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Knox Rover said...

I'm getting the hell out of San Diego for eight days (that right there is enough to be thankful for!). I'll be spending T-Day with my best friend and her husband who live in Medford Lakes, New Jersey. I absolutely love it there, and I can't wait to spend time with her and other sane people.

November 15, 2006 6:25 AM  
Anonymous karena said...

Cowboys, well, my ancient mother-in-law will be sitting with the other elderly residents of the subsidized apartment building they reside in, and she will be one shoutin' for the Boys old lady that day. She's 94 and lives for the Cowboys. My folks and grandparents will be miles away, avoiding football ever' since Michael Irvin got caught with those drugs and hookers. Grandpa quit the Cowboys and all football forever when that happened, so they will dine silently. Me and Hubby will cook, lounge, watch football and enjoy the holiday alone. We've done that for years now, we prefer it that way. Hubby is a football fan. I am not but I am going to support Buccaneers because you and Betty Cracker do and I like to add a little competition to the household instead of just sitting around bored about the game.

November 15, 2006 6:40 AM  
Blogger thepoetryman said...

I'll be eating my mothers great cooking and my mother-in-laws great cooking.... Stuffing is what I'll be doing and eating. :>)

November 15, 2006 6:57 AM  
Blogger thepoetryman said...

I'll be eating my mothers great cooking and my mother-in-laws great cooking.... Stuffing is what I'll be doing and eating. :>)

November 15, 2006 6:57 AM  
Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

Say hello to my cousin in Tampa, please!!

UC and AG, being two Jewish, one American and both non believers, will be celebrating with two of the best cooks in the world at AG's house and having the cooks family over. AG and UC are delighted because neither one of us are related to anyone who will be coming!

November 15, 2006 7:01 AM  
Blogger HillCountryGal said...

How 'bout them Cowboys, eh? Same here. Stuff our faces. Watch Da Boys. Year in. Year out. I do so love it.

November 15, 2006 7:14 AM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

The Cowboys are the biggest rival of our beloved EAGLES! lol, I am not cooking this year, except perhaps a gread dessert. Uhmm, pumpkin cheesecake, creme brullee, maybe something chocolate...

November 15, 2006 8:37 AM  
Blogger L>T said...

ugh! thanksgiving. I'm commited to having the whole family, again. Me & my big mouth. maybe something will happen worth blogging about. God knows it won't be a Norman Rockwell painting.

November 15, 2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Pop,

Congratulations on the new mattress. Turkey day around here will only be for four, two of which are children so it will be chicken day instead augmented by home made pumpkin pies and cranberry sauce just make it a wee bit more festive.

Haven't seen you at Crawfordslist in a while, but we have started something new for 9/11 because of a new round of chemo. See We Applaud You

November 15, 2006 9:53 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Decided on the the traditional deal this year. Daughter and son in law coming so it will be just the four of us and her two dogs. Just a nice dinner and a little family time.
You didn't comment on the new mattress!

November 15, 2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

Don't the Cowboys have a turkey who plays wide receiver for them? Maybe he'll dance on the star if he scores.

November 15, 2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

i just saw dallas play in phoenix last weekend...and, um, i wasn't rooting for phoenix...grin -- and they blew the cardinals away!!

and oh - in the stands was a lot of 'blue'

turkey day spent at my son's house this year...no really looking forward as her family will be there...and all i haffta say is one work - repugs each and every one of them...luckily my daughter-in-law knows how to think for herself...

November 15, 2006 10:18 AM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

I think the cowboys will destroy Tampa

November 15, 2006 10:19 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

I just read in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer this morning that, due to extreme temperatures this summer, the turkeys are vey skinny this year. so it looks like we'll be eating a scrawny bird next Thursday...maybe we can inflate it after cooking, to make it more impressive.
Just the household will be partaking, four of us.

November 15, 2006 10:31 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Everyone enjoy the triptofan. Off to Mexico for a week of sun & fun.

November 15, 2006 10:36 AM  
Blogger dusty said...

I will be loaded up on pain pills and cooking my ass off.God forbid the two men in my life (spouse&son) do any friggin cooking..

I am rooting for the cowboyz too..I am a fan of the "TUNA".

November 15, 2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Visit from the ILs. It's usually very stressful. I may do a lot of drinking ;-).

November 15, 2006 12:35 PM  
Blogger researcher said...

Cowboys should be hungry after what's gonna happen on this Sunday. :)
If you want any dessert be careful not to gloat.

November 15, 2006 1:07 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Go next door to in-laws house and eat Turkey dinner by mom-in-law...who is in poor health...but insists on doing it all...and from experience these days...not cleanly. If it drops into the sink while preparing things...it gets picked up again. She wasn't always this way...just since she's gone VERY downhill in health. She's stubborn in the x-treme...and every bite I take will be as if it were my last. All of us are scared spitless to eat her cooking...but we can't do anything about it. So football will be the least of our worries. I think I'll knock off some Coronas so I don't think about it so much. When she sends stuff next door to us...it always goes in the garbage...it's our little secret. If you don't see me blogging for a while...you'll know we didn't make it...nice knowing you POP!

November 15, 2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger Rebellious Renee said...

Hey...how about them Cowboys...their coach and their former star quarterback are leftovers from the NE Patriots....
GO PATRIOTS!!

Rick and I will be going to his mom's for all the fixins....

in honor of our new blue congress, I'm in that color now too...

November 15, 2006 2:27 PM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Thanksgiving isn't celebrated here. (Australia)

Damnit! We are missing out on a holiday! ;)

November 15, 2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger paris said...

How about National eating weekend...marggarita's...my favorite of coarse...plenty of family time with everybody his side my side and friends too...after all I like to entertain and cook (except deer camp....)Turkey, ham, cranberry salad, sweet potaotes, coleslaw, scalloped corn, home made rolls, taters and gravy, greenbean cassarole, relsij plate too pumkin pie and apple crisp... oh yes it's that big at our place. God bless you all.

November 15, 2006 6:14 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

I will go to Serenity House for the community dinner.

November 16, 2006 6:02 AM  
Blogger msliberty said...

I don't live within driving distance of any of my relatives, so I eat with a big community family.

Every Thanksgiving for the last several years, my partner and I have spent the day at Martha's Village and Kitchen, a local residential homeless shelter. We cook, serve, and clean up afterwards. It's the serving part of the event that I really like. Instead of the usual "cafeteria style," the volunteers seat the guests, and then serve them their food restaurant style.

We always stay and eat with the guests.

November 16, 2006 11:09 AM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

Turkey and friends (eating the former not the latter)...and...no football!

November 16, 2006 5:38 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

This year T-Day falls on my grandmother's 88th birthday. Hubby, kid, dog and I will be traveling to the extreme northern part of Florida, to a town in which Confederate flags are as prominently displayed as American ones, to have a four-day excessive eating and drinking and football viewing spectacle.

We will be surrounded by innumerable dogs and inebriated, affectionate rednecks. We will be plied with Makers Mark, deep-fried turkey and ham and Bud Light. My spry old teetotaling grandma will sharply disapprove of all the drinking and carrying on and will be universally ignored on that score but roundly praised in all else.

We will watch the Bucs whip the Cowboys, and two days later, we will watch the Gators whip the Seminoles so bad that FSU decides to become a girls' school again and renames Bobby Bowden Field the Louisa May Alcott Greenspace.

November 17, 2006 3:03 AM  

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