Friday, November 26, 2010

Post Turkey Day Stupor

Limerick #1

On Thanksgiving a woman named Grimes
Lifted a fork to her mouth many times.
So much did she eat,
She decided to cheat
By padding her blog post with rhymes.

Limerick #2

If you're feeling the slightest bit frownie
Try eating a chocolate-y brownie
If it's ever so chewy,
And spiked with Kahlu-y,
Your frownie will turn upside-downie.

Okay, I admit it. I'm writing this on Thursday (i.e., Thanksgiving) evening. Well, I'm kind of writing it. Mostly, I'm watching stuff like this on the Discovery Channel with my family:

Because watching people shoot pumpkins from various pieces of homemade machinery just seems like the thing to do after sharing a scrumptious meal with people you love.

Oh, and I found some more hand turkeys. I think these a pretty awesome:

So, yeah. Had a great meal (turkey, two kinds of dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole, squash casserole, chunky cranberry sauce, jellied cranberry sauce, corn pudding, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and Kahlua brownies...and I'm probably forgetting some stuff) with 21 people ranging in age from 88 down to 2. I can't begin to describe how much fun it was, so I won't. I'll just say that in our family, this is everyone's favorite meal of the year.

Hope your day was as awesome as mine. :)

And now I will return to my post turkey stupor...


Anne Gallagher said...

Only you, dear Ms. Grimes, could come up with a Thanksgiving day limerick. If I wasn't so fat from yesterday, I might try it. But I think my brain is still loaded with triptophan.

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss linda! im real happy you had a nice thanksgiving. those hand turkeys are sooo cool. i thought mostly all you ladies could be out shopping today. that punkin flinging stuff got me laughing. pretty strange game of fetch for the dog. ha ha. i hope you have a really nice weekend.
...hugs from lenny

Amanda Hoving said...

Loved the Limerick's -- I'm actually brushing brownie crumbs off my shirt as I type. But, alas, no kahla :(

Happy post-T-day!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Wonderful limericks! And Kahlua brownies sound WONDERFUL!

I'm sorry I missed the pumpkin flinging, but I did play a fun game with my family and even did some writing. A good day.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Sounds like a wonderfully relaxing day, mine was pretty long & exhausting but fun.


The list of items in your meal made my head spin a little. What a fantastic feast. Glad you had such a wonderful day.

Nick said...

I've been in the US for many years now and am quite acclimatized to the odd collection of casseroles and dishes that appear on a typical US Thanksgiving Day lunch table. But the first few years were quite a shock: OMG, Jello salad? You put green a casserole? Why does my gravy look like wallpaper paste? Don't ask me about the turkey dressing, I didn't know they came clothed. And what the hell is a yam, anyway?

Linda G. said...

Anne -- Isn't turkey a wonderfully relaxing food? ;)

Lenny -- I don't much care for shopping, even in the best conditions. Black Friday? Uh-uh, no way. I refuse to go near a store on the day after Thanksgiving.

Amanda -- Thank you! Enjoy your brownies. :)

Dianne -- That does sound like a good day. Glad you had fun. :)

KarenG -- Fun makes up for a lot of exhaustion. :)

Samuel -- Thanks! Hope you enjoyed yours, too. :)

Nick -- LOL! Yes, green bean casserole is a staple. Yummy! Oh, and don't mistake a sweet potato for a yam. If you as a yam what it is, it'll answer, "I yam what I yam!" ;)

Thank you all for your comments! :)

Hallie said...

As always, love the limericks. Keep 'em coming! Glad turkey day was full of fun and good food!

Who knew eating could be so exhausting?! :)

abby mumford said...

(1) i love the rocker turkey.

(2) that dog's got the right idea. run a few sprints before saddling up to the thanksgiving table, especially yours! yum!

Lola Sharp said...

Sorry I missed this post...the limericks pleaseth me greatly.

Rocker Turkey and Star Trek Turkey are pretty damn righteous.