Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a quiet little Thanksgiving. It was just the three of us this year. Big Daddy roasted the turkey. After paying $1.99 a pound for an organic, free-range bird, I've decided to follow Jamie's example and raise my own next year. I may even raise a few extras to sell and cover the cost of fattening them up to perfection. Monkey helped me make the whole wheat dinner rolls. She loved rolling the dough into little balls to make clover leaf rolls. We had cranberry sauce, green beans, brussel sprouts, wild rice pilaf and sweet potato to go along with the turkey.

After we got the turkey deboned and all the good bits in the soup pot, we went for a walk at the park. It was a lovely day here. The sun was shining and it was in the mid-40's. The chickens spent most of the morning outside celebrating the fact that they are not turkeys.


  1. Even so, $1.99 is quite the bargain (they were asking for 3.79/lb up here!). We raised our own, too, but didn't have it for THanksgiving. We just got back from visiting family and will indulge in our own bird this week. I would definitely recommend raising your own. :)

  2. That last line cracked us up! I suppose they are. :-)