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I sure enjoyed young Rittmann’s column last week. It got me excited about Thanksgiving, and I didn’t think about that other far-off holiday.
And Thanksgiving is about the food. He was dead on about cranberry sauce… something about those can rings let your taste buds know that it won’t have the wild bite of any home-made cranberry sauce I have ever tried! And buzzards are used to wild bites.
But turkey is good, especially if you slow roast it and keep it moist like your Meemaw did. Cover it! The skin only needs a few minutes under the broiler to brown.
Smoked turkey is OK if you like your turkey to taste like ham. Deep-frying is OK if you really enjoy feeding side dishes to the volunteer fire department.
Did he talk about dessert? One thing I can’t figure out is pumpkin pie. Didn’t the settlers eat pumpkin to ward off starvation? Before they learned to grow pecans or key limes?
With all the eateries in Rockford; the Deli, the Triple R, 22 and Crew, and the Infinity Coffee Shop; I hope to see folks out enjoying a meal over the holiday weekend. Or maybe taking home a pie or a dish, even home-made cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. We are blessed to have these places. Try them out, even if you have to park on the street.
I am still wondering what the new eye in the sky at the four-way is watching. But I’ll be your eye all over town. Be safe; hunting season starts this weekend.
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