Friday, November 23, 2007

Had enough turkey for the year?

272 million
The preliminary estimate of turkeys raised in the United States in 2007. That’s up 4 percent from 2006. The turkeys produced in 2005 together weighed 7.2 billion pounds and were valued at $3.2 billion.
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service <http://www.nass.usda.gov/>

There is a variety of food items that can be devoured at Thanksgiving.
Imagine what the hunting crew (fowlers) of Plymouth Rock would
think about the US desire for turkey as the main course on
their day of celebrating being alive, still, after many of
their friends and family had passed away in the
last year - due to many different things.
A large group of American Indian
supporters have held peaceful
protests on this day for
years, now. I just wonder what they ate?...ham sandwiches?

Some choose to eat anything besides turkey for the day, and I can't
put that thought down - regardless of tradition. Are we REALLY sure of what
the inhabitants of our land ate, or, did for their celebration? All stories
lead us to believe that turkey was a cherished dish, but the kids
fought over the goose neck - not the wishbone of a turkey.
There was a rumor of Pocahontas joining in the feast;

"Some older accounts of Thanksgiving history state that Pocahontas joined
Captain Myles Standoffish for the first Thanksgiving celebration, but
revisionist history states this isn't so as Pocahontas actually died just a few
short years before the first celebration. According to new data in regards to the
history of Thanksgiving, it is now known that the body of Pocahontas was dug
up for the celebration and propped up at the end of the table. She was
regarded as the wise old aunt who barely spoke a word and probably had a
buzz on as she was smiling the whole time."
(excerpt from)
Thanksgiving History



Whatever you ate, yesterday, I hope it settled well with you
and brought many strange (yet, nice) dreams over the
night of rest - tryptophan, or not. The man, above,
was on an eating game show, yesterday, and
devoured a pickled cow tongue for our
entertainment. Can you imagine
what the pilgrims would
think about putting this in you -
let alone the "wise old aunt"? She might
not be so quiet and still over this show of gluttony!
My meal stayed down - including 4 pieces of pie and a hot
cup of coffee. I am thankful for the people I know, hot dinner with
friends and family, and that I did not have to eat a pickled cow tongue
(although, it might be more tasty than appearances lead me to believe).
I think I would rather eat Thai for thanksgiving than that!
To those not seen, yesterday, our hearts have missed
your company, but have had you in our thoughts.
And now, for over-eating recovery...

2 opinionated prattle:

Stan said...

As well as you liked "pickled food", I have one quarter of a jar remaining from last canning endeavor. I am surprised that you have never had
pickled tongue". Ihave eaten vast amounts of it as well as sliced tongue sandwiches. Two slices of white bead, smoothered with mayo and salted sliced tongue. There is not much that does not go good with white bread and mayo - have had six turkey sandwiches since dinner less than than 24 hours ago. Howevr, my mother use to make pickled tongue, adding a little onion and pepper to the solution, it was very good, however, for a steady diet I will stick with turkey. My only complaint is that we only have them twice a year as a full scale dinner. Would not a whole roasted turkey be good during the gathering of the clans?

j, d plumma said...

Sounds good for dinner come Memorial Day! A leg of lamb might be good, as well.

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