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November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving Day NFL Picks

Look for the Falcons to beat the Lions in Detroit and cover the 3 point spread. In the battle of division leaders, look for Dallas to squeak by Denver. Take Dallas at home, plus the 2 points.

Enjoy your turducken, too.

Posted by annika, Nov. 23, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Sports


out of context, but I thought this article was funny, and maybe Casca and you would get a kick out of it:

"Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara said U.S. ground forces, with the exception of the Marines, are "extremely incompetent" and would be unable to stem a Chinese conventional attack."

Marines, still scaring the Japs after all these years...the 'honorable' Mayor continued:

"Indeed, he asserted that China would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons against Asian and American cities—even at the risk of a massive U.S. retaliation.

The governor said the U.S. military could not counter a wave of millions of Chinese soldiers prepared to die in any onslaught against U.S. forces. After 2,000 casualties, he said, the U.S. military would be forced to withdraw."

Gee, I wonder why he thinks that...

Posted by: Scof on Nov. 23, 2005

Gotta remember to send him a copy of Ken Burns' Civil War series.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving Annika... all the best!!!

Posted by: maizzy on Nov. 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!! :D

Posted by: Amy Bo Bamy on Nov. 24, 2005

& 2 u 2!

Posted by: annika on Nov. 24, 2005

Close. But, no cigar. Gotta do better than one for two to make it, as the vig will kill you.

Where can you get a turducken in California? The only ones I ever has were from the city that Katrina leveled, and had to be ordered weeks in advance so they'd get to L.A. by Turkey Day. I figure they didn't ship this year.

Oh well, back to the books, a sure winner for life.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 25, 2005

Turducken is overrated. I marinated my turkey in brine, then I stuffed it with home-maid Boudain. Then I used my super-glaze. It was very moist after cooking. Yummm

maybe I should write a cookbook

Posted by: Kyle N on Nov. 25, 2005

no need for a cookbook, just send me the recipe. sounds yummy

Posted by: annika on Nov. 25, 2005

Actually, Wilford Brimley's recipe for turkeyis the one most of us prefer...

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 26, 2005

In the words of Lee Corso, "Not so fast my friend!"

I'm thinkin' that "Turd" "ucken" is a joke, and Turkducken is the dish John Madden made famous, lmao. Call me crazy, but I don't eat anything with "turd" in the name.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 26, 2005

Turducken: A chicken, stuffed inside a duck, which is stuffed inside a turkey. Can be tasty if cooked correctly.

Turd: MRE (or Lee Corso)

Turkey stuffed with oatmeal: See Wilford Brimley recipe.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 26, 2005

I'll pioneer and actually first post on topic: NFL Football. Bad call on the Cowboys (not that I'm unhappy). But IMHO the NFL overtime rules suck! The Cowboys lost that game on a coin toss.

At least my cherished Fightin' Irish had a shot to answer Michigan State's sudden death TD earlier this year. When they didn't, the issue was resolved.




Start with either a decent sized pumpkin (8" diameter) or sweet potato. Enough to put in the oven at 350 degF for three or so hours to yield 1 1/4 cups of paste when you get through peeling and mashing.

For pie add:

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tblsns water

Mix and pour into pie shell (exercise left to the student)

Bake at 400 degF for 15 min
Bake at 350 degF for 35 min or until edge of crust is browned

Cool and serve

For soup soutee:

1/2 lb. cut mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 tbsp. butter


2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp curry powder*
3 cups (1 can or so) chicken broth
The aforementioned pumpkin or sweet potato puree
1 tbsp honey
dash ground nutmeg
dash salt
dash pepper
1 cup evaporated milk


* Be careful with the curry !!! It will overpower the pumpkin / sweet potato taste in a New York Minute!

Enjoy your friends being impressed with your yumminess!

Posted by: Go 4 TLI on Nov. 26, 2005

Blech, sounds awful! All baked goods should be purchased from professionals, and one should exercise EXTREME care when consuming any pumpkin based product. Pecan pie on the otherhand may be freely consumed by almost anyone in large quantities as long as it is served hot/warmed with a copious amount of vanilla ice cream.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 27, 2005

ah yes. the great pecan vs. pumpkin controversy. i had hoped to avoid this controversy. it can become very heated. in fact, it's good heated, as you say, with a scoop of vanilla.

Posted by: annika on Nov. 27, 2005

I've always thought of you as a Praline & Pecan kinda gal.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 27, 2005

Nah, who ever heard of a Princess turning into a pecan or a praline at midnight? Or, Peter, Peter, Pecan eater?

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 27, 2005

Xactly! Who wants a woman that you have to lock up in a pumpkin because she's giving it away all over town? As for the damsel in distress in borrowed clothes and pimped pumpkin ride, as much as I hate to quote Dr Laura, "When you rescue a damsel in distress, all you get is a distressed damsel."

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 27, 2005

LMFAO - ROF. That woman is evil, but that is really funny.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 27, 2005

Yes, but did an adult beverage come out your nose?

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 27, 2005