I marinated Turkey Tenderloin…mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing with cranberries and sausage, sweet potatoes with sweet pecans and brown sugar, green beans with mushrooms in butter……Got to admit it was GOOD!


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  1. bocopro says:

    From sev’ral years ago . . . still relevant, ‘cept for some really weird stuff Milady got from some of her friends, such as pansit palabok

    The stuffing was spicy.
    The turkey was plump.
    In those instant potatoes
    We found not one lump.

    The creamed corn was delish.
    The yams were so sweet.
    The ham was quite tasty.
    Cranberries, a treat.

    The biscuits were perfect.
    The gravy just so.
    The meal was a triumph,
    A feast, don’t you know.

    Two pies topped it all off,
    One lemon meringue.
    A pumpkin with whipped cream
    Was quite just the thing.

    We all drank fresh coffee
    And loosened our pants
    Our stomachs the size of
    A bull elephant’s.

    We all swore to never
    Eat that much again.
    We’re all starting diets
    To lose at least ten.

    Tomorrow it’s oatmeal
    For breakfast, we vow.
    “And salads for lunch,”
    We all say, at least now.

    But I see that turkey
    Sliced up so precise
    Just waiting for mayo
    On white bread, how nice!

    The dark meat all stripped off
    The carcass, now cold
    To be baked in a pasta
    And cheese casserole.

    For days I’ll be eating
    From leftover store
    ‘Til I can’t look a yam
    In the face any more.

    But four weeks from today
    There will be a repeat
    Of that exact same meal
    And we’ll all overeat.

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  2. Mr. AOW and I enjoyed a


  3. Courtesy of my homeschool moms, both present and past, Mr. AOW and I enjoyed a wonderful, quiet, low-effort Thanksgiving dinner here at home. Or as quiet a dinner as is possible with our dog Callie frenetically running back and forth. 😉

    We had Trader Joe’s sirloin steak along with green bean casserole, Haiga rice, and an exquisite pumpkin pie (with whipped cream). Our dog Callie got her share, too, as did our older and wiser kitty, Amber. 😉 Our younger kitty, Minxy, doesn’t eat table treats — ever. Go figure!

    Strange not to be celebrating and giving thanks with friends as family! Only twice before has that happened: in 2009 when Mr. AOW had just come home from weeks in the nursing home and again in 2018 when Mr. AOW was in the nursing home after attacks of pancreatitis.

    Z, I envy you that wonderful plate of food!


  4. geeez2014 says:

    BOCOPRO….EXCELLENT poetry!>>> loved it! And, frankly, I’m sorry I haVe so much leftovers….it’ll be Nutrisystem starting Monday 🙂 (seriously)

    I made a Facebook post last night ..”PUMPKIN PIE FOR BREAKFAST?” almost every single person said YES! But I decided I’ll make a mashed potato “pancake” and fry an egg on top….I can havge pumpkin pie throughout the day!!!!!!

    AOW, it was REALLY delicious! Thanks.
    Sounds like you ate very well, too……..It was VERY strange not seeing any of my family ….everybody met individually with their own immediates….I had a girlfriend here and am grateful she decided not to fly to TX to be with her family! We had a very nice evening….grateful!!


  5. geeez2014 says:

    I just bought a BOSE CD/RADIO/etc player from QVC. SMACK ME, I have NO business spending that much, but when it’s half the price, and my CD player broke and can’t be fixed, and ..well…YES, I STILL HAVE CD’s….TONS of them, and I’m not throwing them all away for Alexa, or whatever the heck her name is. (which is probably WHY it’s half price, of course!..who has CD’s anymore!?)


  6. kidme37 says:

    Sounds Really good Z.
    We went minimalist this year. Very good food though.

    CD’s – well, I can plug a flash drive into my dashboard which has more space than I can fill with music so I do that instead. If I’m home I have the whole of the internet to peruse. I do have a free application on the phone called accuradio if I/we decide we want something totally different like moldie oldies or something while we’re headed somewhere.. Accuradio is a lot like XM cept it’s free with very few commercials so far.


  7. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I couldn’t do that if I TRIED….I’m just old fashioned enough to know what I know and sttick with it! Sticking CDs in is my speed….but I know I’m a dinosaur!

    I can’t type much with this cut finger but I have a funny story about CD’s…maybe next time! YOUCH!!


  8. MAL says:

    Wife made our meal from a package of thick-sliced honey roasted turkey, candied yams, string beans, and rolls soaked in turkey gravy. That was around 3:30-4 p.m. Later, we had a slice of Pumpkin Pie (thank you, Costco!) but didn’t overstuff ourselves for a change. However, the best part is what’s left in the fridge for the coming evening meals.

    Z, when you mentioned C.D’s it reminded me when I bought my car 2-1/2 years ago I never thought to check that because my last car (’05 Dodge Magnum) had a 5 stack builtin C.D. player and when I sold it the guy’s grandson made the comment “OH BOY! IT HAS A C.D. PLAYER! 5-STACK, TOO”. I didn’t realize they no longer put them in new cars so now I can’t hear Oscar Peterson on piano anymore.


  9. geeez2014 says:

    Mal…”rolls soaked in turkey gravy’..mmm!! Enjoy the leftovers!

    You’re an Oscar fan! I got to see him play in Munich….it was THRILLING…was so proud of MY AMERICAN JAZZ PIANIST…till I read the playbill and learned he was CANADIAN! Also, I saw him after his stroke hurt some of his fingers…You’d have NEVER known…amazing talent!


  10. MAL says:

    I remembered you mentioned you’d seen him in person, Z. IMO he was the best musician on any instrument, bar none. When he was only around 22 he won Down Beat Magazines’s award for “Best Musician of the Year” and he modestly said “NO! It’s too soon! It’s too soon!” It was an extremely special honor because that poll is by professional musicians only, making it an even bigger thing for him.


  11. geeez2014 says:

    mAL..WOW! That is humility, isn’t it! I have about 5 of his CD’s….love them. Will love them more on my new BOSE 🙂


  12. Baysider says:

    I love that, AOW. We did not do a ‘Thanksgiving dinner’ for the first time in over 40 years. I cleaned up my guest room/office for a coming visitor. Then I cooked something that got pushed back a few days – pork tenderloin brined in olive brine, sage and lemon zest, roasted with smashed garlic and Castelvetrano olives. Served with heirloom (i.e. buttery tasty homegrown) cannellini beans. In an archeological dig in the freezer drawer I found a small pack of 7 year old plums and made a fabulous plum cake.

    Z, I need a tape player. 🙂 And something to plug my iPod in to play. I have no clue anymore how to set up a music system. But I also need a new CD player. I have a small portable with sound quality so horrible that I can’t bear to put on my relaxing in the background music. It drops fine notes and is too boomy. I need a whole, new system. But let me know if you like what you bought!


  13. Baysider says:

    PS. My car is old enough that it still has a tape player.


  14. bocopro says:

    My children (all in their 50s) enjoy pooling resources and buying me really expensive toys, such as this iMac I’m typing on right now, and a cute little AirMac thingy . . . but neither had DVD or CD players, so they had to run out and get me an external player.

    They didn’t coordinate very well on it, so I got 3 different models. Here are some examples of ’em:,DVDs%2C%20create%20backup%20discs%20and%20install%20program%20software.

    They range in price from about $15 to over $50 for the Blu-Ray model with the thumb-drive port.

    Some burn and some only play, and one of ’em doesn’t acknowledge certain disc protocols and offers no conversion options for ’em.

    All the ones I got play any music disc I stick in ’em. By all means, read the specs before you buy one.


  15. bocopro says:

    My kids also bought me a really fancy 56-volt EGO ‘lectric mower. Thing runs for over an hour if I don’t use the self-propel feature. Works great. Sure expensive, tho.

    Machine itself is just around $450, and the top-of-the-line battery for it is $269. I’ve heard rumors that I’m gettin a backup battery for it this Christmas.

    It’s been used prob’ly 30 times this year with absolutely no problems.


  16. bocopro says:

    Oh, they also got me a great chain saw and a very nice weed wacker with a brushcutter blade. Used each one of ’em once, then they got borrowed, and I ain’t seen ’em since . . . and that was over a year ago.

    In fact, one of my grandsons borrowed by gasoline-powered lawnmower over year ago and I haven’t seen that one either. Problem is, he lives in Mississippi and I’m in Pensacola.


  17. geeez2014 says:

    BOCOPRO…you are a LUCKY MAN!

    BAYSIDER…The amazing price on the Bose is good probably for today…sometimes they let the Special Value Price go a few days. I’m going to email you the info.
    Enjoy your guest! XXX


  18. geeez2014 says:

    BOCOPRO: Also, it’s almost like you could open shop; “Mowing challenges? See Bocopro” “Stop here for any heaVy machinery you might need to rent!” 🙂


  19. MAL says:

    BOCO PRO, we gave our last lawn mower to a neighbor when we moved here ’cause rocks don’t need mowin’ and neither do cactus or trees. Its been heavenly. We have a lot of decorative bricks and artificial lawn. No mowin’, weedin’, waterin’ or fertilizin’ either! Just turn on the fountain and relax with a cool one.


  20. geeez2014 says:



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  21. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, I must admit too many rocks and cacti wouldn’t do it for me…..
    I’m a LUSH FOLIAGE type of girl!! I look outside this upstairs window through pine trees, and at jacarandas and palm trees in the distance…..
    But I know that desert stuff really does appeal to a lot of folks!
    Give me a lawn and a mower. (then give me a husband or gardener to do the work, of course :-))


    That’s good!

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  23. MAL says:

    When we want green, Z, we walk a couple of blocks to our big pond with two waterfalls on the golf course. We have trees all over the place, but we have to be water conscious and discourage real lawns. I started mowing lawns when I was 12 to 14 years old, and they were the old push mowers, no gas engines or self-propelled ones. I would get $5 for mowing & trimming both front and rear yards for a couple of neighbors.

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  24. Baysider says:


    BP, I pined after a Go mower for so long … now I hire my lawn mowing done. Still have a standard electric mower and 75-foot cord that powers it. 🙂

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  25. Baysider says:

    And BP thanks for the link to DVD players. Hah! I bought mine 5 months ago and it’s at the top of the list. Works fine.


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