thanksgiving feast

ok, this was really the most timely
word verification ever!
both sides of my personality in the trenches

here's a quote from David Lebovitz (The Sweet Life in Paris), pastry chef, author and blogger extraordinaire, on getting the meal to the table:

There are some really serious problems out there. Having a cake come out goofy, burning a tray of cookies, dropping a bowl of custard, not getting everything to the table at the same time, isn’t the end of the world. When I’m having a bad day, or whatever, I’ll stop to think about how lucky I am to have electricity, heat in my apartment, a roof over my head, a comfortable bed to climb into every night, friends and family to share good food with, and yes, even a sink to wash dishes in.

We hope there's a lot to be thankful for in your life, today and every day.
and yes, one of us is a bipolar New York depressive masochist Giant fan
who has suffered much - 
and fortunately one of us isn't.


  1. That word was quite appropriate!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Southern Belle Ph.D.November 24, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving, Wellfedfred! Today I am thankful, in addition to the usual, for having discovered your wonderful blog early on as I love to learn and there is always a word, phrase (sometimes in French), a menu item, or a note on living in Flintstone Manor/Towers to add to my knowledge base. Hope you and The Whining Diner will have a great day! Food and Football!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving-- I got home really late yesterday from the office and a day filled with illness, money troubles, various heartaches of other people and did thank the multiverse for all my blessings. it is a very tough time out there for many folks and boy oh boy are we fortunate. Loved your post yesterday too-- a hoot!

  4. SouthernBelle, even if you used a different blog-name I would know you for a Southern Belle from the grace and charm of your comments! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Too funny about the word verification - it is very appropriate! Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Hi, Lane, thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! This is the time of year when I think back to an elderly and grouchy (but well-dressed) teacher who said "The real thing that's wrong with material possessions is that enough people don't have them." To this day I ponder the many possible meanings of that statement, disagreeing, agreeing.

  7. Hi, Louise, thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. I dropped half of the roast potatoes on the floor, five minutes before dinner-time. But you know, the gravy nearly fell to the floor too, but I did one of those quick Jackie-Chan hand manoevers and saved it. So things can always be worse! The kids barely touched the potatoes anyway.. Happy Thanksgiving, WFF!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving wellfedfred! :)

    Thank you for yet another wonderful post! I always enjoy reading what you have to say, even if I don't always leave a comment. I agree that there is so much to be thankful for! Topping my list is my husband and our four boys. I am extremely thankful for them everyday of my life.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening. :)

  10. Hi, Dinster - speechless. Thinking of Julia Child saying "Remember, you are aloooone in the kitchen!" Happy Thanksgiving !

  11. Hi, FFM, thank you for your kind words, and for the good advice and sensible tips you share on your blog all year long. Happy thanksgiving !


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