Happy Thanksgiving 2005

I do love a sale and at 27 cents a pound I just had to get an extra. Don't feel sorry for the extra bird--he'll only spend a few weeks in there alone. Just enough time for me to recover from that first feast.

My apologies to any vegetarians out there--seeing two dismembered birds might be disturbing. To the rest of us it just makes us hungry. Mmmmm.

This picture commemorates the end of a different bird.

Last weekend my girlfriend and I baked a 4 pound "roaster" chicken and had a candlelit dinner complete with a nice Reisling. My favorite vintage, slightly sweet and fruity but not too sweet. I did a post on this Reisling last month.

In two hours we'll be off wandering into the NC mountains in search of a welcoming hearth along with one of Renée's sons. I hope y'all have a safe haven in which to enjoy this holiday as well.

Don't forget that turkey has high levels of tryptophan. That amino acid can really make you sleepy so remember: don't eat and drive! Maybe there should be an organization against turkey driving? LOL


craziequeen said…
Happy Thanksgiving, Utenzi!

And this veggie is not disturbed by two shrink wrapped turkeys. Of course, if you were to deliver them dead and bare, I might gag a little.... :-)

have a nice holiday

Tara said…
Mmmmm....dismembered birds. My favorite kind. Happy holiday!
netchick said…
Happy Thanksgiving, Utenzi! ;)

Tryptophan not only makes you sleepy, but it's also a mood enhancer... So, I actually take it in the form of 5-HTP regularily (daily). It's a great amino acid for all sorts of reasons... Not the least of which, in doses that I consume, it really cuts back on carbohydrate cravings.

Have fun for your turkey day!
Ciera said…
Don't eat and drive - that's a good one!

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!
sophie said…
The dismembered birds are just so much easier to consume--no feathers to make you sneeze!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Oreo said…
Here is what I was going to say, no kidding...
I hope you & your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be careful with that turkey! Mom just tolded me it's got a sleepin drug in it! She shoulda tolded me afore....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

But now I'll just say hope you had a good one!
Yaeli said…
Gonna miss you this weekend Utenzi! Have a great time and enjoy your turkey... mmmm... turkey. I'm hungry now! :o)
kenju said…
Tryptophan was alive and well in our Turducken; I was so sleepy that I went to bed at 9:30 pm last night, an unheard of time for me to go to sleep!

Glad you had a good holiday and good for you for buying two turkeys. I don't think you can ever have too much turkey, and I like it all during the year.
Blond Girl said…
I am so with you, Utenzi! I love reisling! It is my favorite wine. I really don't like dry or heavy wines; I prefer a lightly sweet taste. Maybe I'm not enough of a wine snob, but I have discovered reisling, and I will stick with it. My brother brought a nice german reisling for Thanksgiving dinner and I had some left over; reading your post made me go pour a glass! Nothing goes with blogging like a fine reisling.

You know, Oregon has some nice vineyards. Go see if your local liquor store has Bridgview wineries Blue Moon reisling. It is really nice - perhaps my favorite, and nicely priced. If you do try it, I would love to hear what you thought of it.
Carmi said…
I should slip some turkey into the ventilation shaft before our next team meeeting at work. Then we'd all simply have a lovely nap!
Kat said…
Man, do I love turkey. I'm so jealous that you'll be enjoying it so much longer than I got to!

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