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If Ben Franklin had had his way...

Ben Franklin proposed the turkey as America's national bird. He said that "the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird [than the eagle], and withal a true original Native of America."

Good point. However, if he had carried the day, what on earth would Americans eat themselves stupid with every November? Bald eagles? Pigeons? Tofurkey (the mind boggles, or rather cringes)?

I have made apple pie, I have made pumpkin pie. I have made homemade cranberry sauce, I have prepared orange-honey glaze for the turkey. I have peeled and cooked 3lb of tiny little onions in order to make my dad's favorite creamed onions. I have broken out the good china, the Irish linen tablecloth, and the extra leaf in the table. (All I need is a pair of wolfhounds to make it a Very Malfoy Thanksgiving...)

I have prepared clever comebacks for the conservatives and the Christians in attendance.

Bring it on. Let the family descend, damn it, I'm ready. And if not, there's always Obliviate.

Now, since all my American flisters will be in a tryptophan-induced coma starting tomorrow, I'm relying on all of you from across the pond (in various directions) to keep me amused over the long weekend. Don't let me down!


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Nov. 24th, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
We shall do our best! LOL.

Actually, even though I'm not American I kind of like the idea of Thanksgiving. I have a pumpkin here waiting to be turned into something too... Maybe I could make pumpkin cupcakes? With cranberry icing? Not sure how I can work a turkey into them though :-D

Am now imagining you sitting at the end of a very long, formal dining table of the sort found at Malfoy Manor, shouting down the length of it to ask your Father to hand down the creamed onions.
Nov. 24th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Heeee. Well, it's longish when we put the extra leaf in, and we do have a fireplace and an enormous dog, though not a wolfhound (she's an English mastiff), so if you squint your eyes a bit -- ok, a LOT -- you can get a sort of English country house vibe :D

If you don't squint, you'd notice that it's a tiny house in the city, with a miniscule yard containing ratty roses in desperate need of pruning and a lot of mastiff poop LOL!

Edited at 2011-11-24 10:30 pm (UTC)
Nov. 24th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'm taking the lazy way out of Thanksgiving, and a friend and I are splurging on a fancy-pants organic/local food restaurant since we're both flying solo. :)

Maybe we'd eat quail? I had quail once; it was tasty...
Nov. 24th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh. That's sounds lovely -- no dishes no cooking no cleanup!! One year we're going to do that, just go out for dinner and be lazy :)
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