tday + 1
november 26, 2004
so here's my thanksgiving meal. i slaved and toiled for hours over this and the end result is all my tummy. or floating out to sea really. this year i made:
turkey (13.6 pounder)
stuffing w/ pineapple, pears, dried cranberries, raisins & nuts (delish!)
sweet potatoes with pineapples
garlic mashed potatoes
nothing is quite as scary as the day after when you look within all the plastic containers and see all the fat that has risen to the top. and then you wonder what's flowing through your veins and churning through your gi tract.
and we americans wonder why we gain weight during the thanksgiving holidays. har har.
people are always surprised to hear that i actually cook the thanksgiving meal. i think it's one of the easiest meals of the year to cook. i've been doing this meal since i was in my early teens. chinese moms usually don't like to cook turkeys because of the *gasp* white meat. and since i'm so *americanized* and like white meat, i was always in charge of making the turkey and then eventually it evolved into making the entire meal w/ side dishes.
as much as i complain about doing this annual feast, it's kind of a tradition for me. but maybe next year i really will donate the turkey and go serve some meals for the homeless. that's something i've always wanted to do.
i'm one of the many who didn't have to work today. but i wasn't out shopping either. instead, i ran a few errands such as buying shitloads of holiday stamps (i'm poor now!), going to the bank and picking up my meds at the local pharmacy. while i was at the pharmacy, i decided to also purchase about 70 of those cadbury chocolate bars as christmas presents for all my colleagues. and since they were selling them at 59 cents each, it was a steal.
during the checkout process, the sales clerk had to scan them in ONE BY ONE. needless to say, the people waiting behind me were not too patient. i overhead some people wondering why i was buying so many and talking amongst themselves.
"that's enough chocolate to give you diabetes!"
"if she doesn't have diabetes yet, she will after eating all of them!"
usually, i would really rip out people's throat for saying things like that. but perhaps part of me is growing up and didn't want to waste my time or effort to explain WHY i was buying so many candy bars to these ignorants with small feeble minds. i mean, if i was to buy so many candy bars for myself to eat - don't you think i would order them online so that no one would see me buying them? and it also makes me wonder if i was a thin girl - would they be saying and thinking the same thing to me?
i mean, i could have easily turned to the guy holding his 12 pack of coors light and 2 liter coke and make a slanderous remark about his beer belly and lovehandles. or i could have turned to that white haired lady behind him to ask if she forgot to pick up her depends in the urinary incontinence aisle.
it's amazing how some people have nothing better to do but look at other people, open their mouths and say the most fuckin stupidest things.
lucky for them, i'm in the holiday mood.