This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for - my family, my great friends, a job I enjoy most days, a full pantry......I could go on and on. But right now, after finishing our huge thanksgiving dinner, what I am the most thankful for is LYCRA. God Bless stretchy pants!!
The leftovers have all been put away. So that means tomorrow I don't have to cook. Bonus! At some point tomorrow there will probably a turkey soup simmering on the stove. Maybe even pumpkin pie for breakfast. I love thanksgiving!
This brings up the annual thanksgiving debate that was likely heard in many houses this weekend. Jellied or whole berry? Cranberry lovers generally have strong feelings one way or the other. Here in this house it's JELLY. None of that yucky lumpy stuff on my plate.
I was finishing up the grocery shopping Friday and standing in front of the cranberry shelf next to this little old prim and proper lady. I was half panicked as all I saw were cans and cans of whole berry sauce. You can't have thanksgiving without the comforting slurp and plop of that jelly falling out of the can! There was a brief exchange of chit chat with the lady who was seemingly becoming frustrated with my moving all the cans out of my way, straining to look at the back. There had to be one can left. The old bitty crinkled up her nose and looked at me with "berry" superiority and announced "I only eat the whole berry". Well......whoop-de-friggin-do!!!
Finally, I moved another can and low and behold there was one lone can way in the back. I grabbed it. I smiled at the lady in victory and felt compelled to note that most people must prefer the jellied because it was sold out and there were about a hundred whole berry cans left!
Jelly or lumpy? What's your choice?