27 November 2008

Albuquerque Turkey Beef

~Happy Thanksgiving!~

Thanksgiving is upon us and soon Christmas. How very thankful I am this year...and SO blessed.

After Thanksgiving, this country will morph into Christmastime. My kids have listened to Christmas music all week. I have a beef w/that but I've changed my 'song' a little and well, didn't ban the music to be played after the Thanksgiving holiday. I don't want Thanksgiving to disappear at our house.

And as for Black Friday? I'm braving it with friend the first time in 9 years. Getting up at 4am and running the gauntlet. In a nutshell:

Beef = bad.
Turkey = good.
Beef with gravy = good.
Christmas Music and Holly Decor = good.
Turkey, Holly Decor and gravy = bad. Hospital me no likey.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays next to Christmas. Family, food, and flexing my cooking skills. I didn't make a Chocolate Rum Chocolate Chip Cheesecake this year, but I plan on it before the month is out. Anything that takes alcohol and 2 pounds of cream cheese has to be good.

In light of the holidays, I leave you with a poetic gem from my children.

Albuquerque Turkey
- Anonymous
(Sung to the tune of 'Clementine')

Albuquerque he's my turkey
Oh he's feathered and he's fine
He wobbles and he gobbles
And I'm awfully glad he's mine.

He's the best pet
You could ever get.
Better than a dog or cat.
Albuquerque he's my turkey
And I'm awfully glad of that.

Albuquerque he's my turkey
He's so cozy in his bed
Because for our Thanksgiving dinner
We had scrambled eggs instead.

~Bee doesn't have to cook the Turkey this year.


McBunni said...

Am I blind? I see no holly in the corners.

Bee said...

haha, I'm transferring some old posts from you-know-where to here. This entry I HAD to repost but I'm pretty sure I'll reveal a new template by Dec 1. :)

Rebecca Blevins said...

I want to meet Albuquerque!

Scrambled eggs: good for breakfast.

Thanksgiving? Not so much!

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

It took me a while to remember the tune of Clementine. I kept wanting it to be Oh Christmas Tree. That didn't work so well.

I can't believe you went out on Black Friday. Are you still alive?

ancient one said...

Loved the turkey song and I think I sang it to the right tune...

can't imagine going shopping on Black Friday...love to sleep too good..

Glad your Thanksgiving was good... Mine was too!!

camiropa said...

Oh no, now I've got Clementine stuck in my head and I can't shake it! What have you DONE!!?!??!?!

Funny post, per usual!

Happy Holidays

Jo Beaufoix said...

I like the wood hon. And Alburquerque sounds fabulous.

R said...

"Hospital me no likey."


Foo said...

I just like the way "Albuquerque Turkey" rolls off the tongue (and down the gullet).

Jaina said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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