Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving From Google, Me & My Stove Top Stuffing
Like a week or two or three ago it was a video game type deal in celebration of the first parachute jump. Or was it celebrating the first hot air balloon?
I don't remember.
And then there was a complicated video game Myst like deal celebrating something to do with a TV show I've never watched called Dr. Who. Well, I think it was Dr. Who. I am fairly certain "Who" was in the title.
And now today, it being Thanksgiving, the Google logo is replaced with a long animation involving all sorts of Thanksgiving related critters, like a turkey, raccoon, bear, fox and others, dancing along to banjo music, carrying Thanksgiving feast vittles, like pumpkins and corn, ending up at a picnic table, with the final scene turning to that which you see above, the "Happy Thanksgiving from Google" message.
I've got a turkey in the oven, slowly roasting, scheduled to be done by the scheduled arrival of this afternoon's Thanksgiving feasting. I made pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce last night. Cherry pie goes in the oven after the turkey gets evicted. The giblet boiling gravy prep is completed. Spuds are ready to go for their pre-mashing boiling.
I called my mom yesterday via my new Google phone. During the course of talking to my mom I was asked what I was cooking today. When the turkey subject came up my mom asked if I was stuffing it.
I said I was.
Mom then told me I should not do so, that it is now considered to be a dangerous thing to do, to stuff a turkey.
I then told mom that I recollected dozens up dozens of stuffed by mom turkeys with no one getting sick.
My mom then told me that that is true, but that her real reason for ceasing with the stuffing of the bird was that using a store bought stove top stuffing mix was so much easier. And was tasty. And so, I got myself some Betty Crocker Stove Top Turkey Stuffing.
I can already conclude that it was much easier getting the turkey ready to stuff in the oven without first stuffing it with stuffing.
But, I am a couple hours from trying this stove top stuffing method off having stuffing as part of my annual Thanksgiving buffet.
I hope y'all are fixin' to have yourself a mighty fine Thanksgiving.....