Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Day marching orders

Thanksgiving is in 2 days even though by my internal clock it feels like it should still be July of like 2007.  This Thanksgiving is a big one, you guys.  Sure it's my nephew's first, but that's not really what I'm talking about. 

This year...my duties have been upgraded.

As you know, in past years my sister and I have been assigned "the relish tray".  Pickles, olives.  This is the extent of my mother's trust.  Two years ago my sister got called up to the majors-dessert.  At that time, I imagined a day I would be allowed near the kitchen in order to do more than just stir the gravy.  That day has come.  This year's assignment:

Green bean casserole

I don't need to tell you that this means a recipe, ingredients, oven time.  This is it, you guys. 

Now, is it true that I will be making this at my parents' house with my mother 3 feet away?  Yes.  As Johnny Virgil said, "It's like you're skydiving with the instructor attached to your back."  Actually it's more like I'm just in one of those wind machines, attached to the ceiling by wires with a picture of a sky in the background.  But no matter, there is an oven involved.  The threat of injury still exists and the threat of ruining a Thanksgiving dish still exists...kind of.  But not really. 

By the way, I already had to call my mom from the grocery store to ask her about buying the right kind of green beans.  Oh yeah.  I'm ready.

Everyone wish me luck.  Oh and while you're at it have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love and family and friends and well made green bean casserole.

6 comments:

Biscuit said...

man, i don't know if i should congratulate you or bid you adieu. for what it's worth, we've had a good run, you and me.

godspeed my child, wear some dang chain mail gloves and a HAZMAT suit for chris'sake.

(also, my verification word was QUANN. SHOW ME THE CASSEROLE!!! get it? ah, never mind.)

Fizzgig said...

well as far as assignments go, your mom picked a good one. Green bean casserole is not likely to catch fire or anything....

You can do it!

Elizabeth said...

You take those green beans and show them
who's boss.

Big hooray for adorable nephews, btw!

Nessa, Nanook and Pooka said...

Were you so grievously injured making the casserole that you cannot blog to let us know how it went?

Nessa, Nanook and Pooka said...

For real, OKSS - I'm picturing you in a full body cast in traction in a hospital bed somewhere.

Or in one of those crazy gel burn unit tanks.

Sarah said...

I'm alive! All fingers are present and accounted for, no skin has been burned off. I'm just on vacation. I will report on the green bean casserole 2010 adventure tonight, I promise!