Most of the friends and Aunts avoid having turkey on the festive table simply because they hated how dry the damn bird inevitably turns out, even if it has been brined.
They rather stuff a turducken, which makes it so much better. Yup. I suppose decades of eating it make them experts. They always opt for goose or duck. LOL. I'm sometimes okay with duck, but more often than not, I skip poultry altogether.
There're pies, and there's PIECAKEN. Yup. Have you eaten it? *shudder* I'll pass. Sticking to regular pies. Although again, I'm reminded of how differently 'pies' are defined here. Okay. A traditional pecan pie. It's a must at Thanksgiving and many occasions, along with apple or pumpkin pies. You could also put them altogether in a pie too. Homemade chocolate-pecan pies are the best. Low on sugar too.
As we gave thanks to all that is good in the world, the first line from Chapter 20 of Proverbs threw us into fits of laughter. "Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith shall not be wise." Well, this table didn't lack any sort of alcohol!
We're cognizant to the events that followed after the supposed first feast in 1621 where there might have been other birds on the table besides turkey. We were reminded of how centuries have shifted the officially decreed Thanksgiving holiday to a different tone after 1939.
1 As the divisions of waters, so the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord: whithersoever he will he shall turn it.
2 Every way of a man seemeth right to himself: but the Lord weigheth the hearts.
3 To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.
4 Haughtiness of the eyes is the enlarging of the heart: the lamp of the wicked is sin.
5 The thoughts of the industrious always bring forth abundance: but every sluggard is always in want.
~ Proverbs 21, Douay-Rheims