maarmie's musings

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I got a Thanksgiving - and some snow - after all!

C* surprised me by doing a little shopping today so we could have a small, quiet Thanksgiving meal at home. On the menu is turkey, turkey gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, green vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. Those of you who don't know what Yorkshire pudding is should really read the Wikipedia link. It's not dessert. It's bread.

Today marks the first white Thanksgiving I've ever had. On the way home from work, tiny pellets of icy snow were bouncing off the windshield and onto the pavement. The show lasted only five minutes or so, but it counts. I walked to Tesco earlier to pick up stuff for gravy and for lunches this weekend, and it was coooooold. Made my eyes AND my nose run! It's nice experience a season other than the perpetual summer that Florida has to offer, but milder temperatures are definitely more to my liking.


C said...

Yorkshire pudding is a batter (pancake) mix that is baked in the oven, usually in small round trays 2-3 inches wide. They rise in the oven and come out nice and light and crispy. Basically a poor man's (sorry, person's) food from the north of England that were originally eaten by the plateful as a starter, to fill people up because families were too poor to afford a lot of (expensive) meat with their meal. Now eaten with the meal as an accompaniment to the meat, veg and gravy. Good stuff!

Anonymous said...

Don't you think you need to change your byline. You seem to be behaving rather well lately.

maarmie said...

You are so astute. You get a big, shiny gold fucking star.