Tuesday, November 26, 2013


2013.  One of those rare years when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same date.  The "wags" are dubbing it Thanksgivukkah. Now you have to decide what to serve for dinner that day - turkey or pastrami! SWMBO has made her choice.  We're having meat loaf. Actually the reason for that is because there was a great price on turkey breasts a few weeks ago and we had our turkey meal of the year.  She doesn't really like it.  I love it but when I have to eat ALL of the leftovers, enough is enough.

She's always thought my family was a little crazy because when I was a kid we had roast turkey on Thanksgiving, on Christmas and again on New Year's Day.  I'm not sure why.  We weren't turkey farmers.

But I'm okay with meat loaf anyway.  I mentioned our menu choice to several people in the grocery store today and they all responded "I LIKE meat loaf!"  (I didn't invite any of them to join us.)

I'm trying out a new recipe today which SWMBO shook her head at when I mentioned it yesterday.  Slow cooker macaroni and cheese. She said it only takes about an hour to turn that meal out on the stove top.  But we have a new slow cooker and I wanted to try it. Besides instead of just the standard bright orange cheese you get in a boxed dinner of the stuff, this has a combination of American, Cheddar and Gruyere.  My mouth is already watering.  And it still has about two hours to go.

So have a happy Thanksgiving, folks, no matter what you're eating and remember this:


  1. I hide my scale at this time of year. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Good sentiments and fun story

  3. The best of the season to you all.

  4. While I do like meat loaf, I must admit I'm a purist....I love Thanksgiving turkey. I bought a giant chunk of cow yesterday for the crock pot, but that won't be prepared until next week.

    Hope you and SWMBO have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)


  5. I had meatloaf yesterday! We were going to have ham, but Mike started feeling sick so we decided to delay it until today. I'm not a big turkey fan, & while he loves it he wanted to do something different this year.