Dinner appears to have been successful.

On the table at 5:00 PM:

  • Buttermilk mashed potatoes
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Soft rolls
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Yams
  • Corn
  • Wine. Oh, the wine.

Through the door at 5:02 PM:

The Cap’ns, bearing a roasted turkey on a sheet of marble, with gravy in tow.

The leftovers are stowed, the dish washer is humming, we’re watching Serenity, and nursing glasses of wine. Pie and apple dumplings lurk on the table, challenging us. A good Thanksgiving, all in all. It may not have been vegan, organic, or locavore but it was a delicious meal with wonderful company.

It makes me miss some of my friends back home, or even friends in the area who were off doing other things today. I hope more of them can make it next year…and that I get some more plates before then.

Happy Thanksgiving, gentle readers…tomorrow we resume our regularly scheduled offensive topics, mockery, and …leftover report.

Fried stuffing, anyone?