Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thanksgiving traditions

Most people have some kind of holiday traditions whether they know it or not. From picking out a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving to eating the same array of foods to that uncle who always drinks a little too much and ends up telling inappropriate jokes before dozing off in the easy chair.

Hey, some traditions are better than others. And, as with relatives, you can't always pick 'em.

In McMom's house at Thanksgiving, Jenny and I have another kind of tradition: We scrape the bottoms off of stuff that the McMom burns.

Which would be a lot more interesting if we had one of those aforementioned drunken uncles.

A couple Thanksgivings ago, we scraped the burnt bottoms off Stuffing Balls. The McMom played it safe this year and went with Stovetop. Jenny and I thought we were in the clear, but we were sadly mistaken.

For Thanksgiving '08, it was burnt crescent rolls.

Here we are hard at work with only a minute or two to spare before it was time to eat:

Notice the McMom innocently looking over our shoulders to check on our progress.

And here are the fruits of our labor.

I'll have you know - those suckers were straight out of the oven and they were hot!

Yes, holiday traditions can be very nice things. But not always.

1 comment:

G'ma said...

But what was left was Y-U-M-M-Y! And, by the way, I noticed that there weren't any left by the end of the meal!

Having burnt a few meals in my lifetime, I say we blame on the oven!