I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Ours was very good, and we still have most of two pies to look forward to for the next several days.
Did anyone have any disasters in the kitchen yesterday? I remember the year one of Mom’s teacher friends told her that the best way to cook a turkey was to put it in at about 200° the night before. The other teacher swore that it came out pefect and was ready whenever she wanted to serve it. So, Mom did just that. We got up the next morning at about 8 and found that the turkey was done. Mom called all the guests and told them that dinner would be a little earlier than she had planned. When they tried to get it out of the roasting pan, the legs came off. As I remember, it tasted pretty good…
Someone asked on Facebook the other day if we had to get dressed up for dinner on Thanksgiving. The answer, of course, was “YES!” We got dressed in white shirts, ties, dress slacks, and suit jackets for all the holidays. And when we’d go out to dinner. That was just the way things were done in those days. Sometimes Mom would let us take off our jackets. But not often. Feels weird now. The only time we see people dressed up to go to dinner anymore is in the afternoon when we see some business people dressed in suits. But we don’t see it that frequently. I don’t miss it.
So, today is “Black Friday,” the day that retail stores finally get in the black for the year, but so many stores are opening on Thanksgiving that it’s taken the frenzy out of the day. From some artices I’ve seen, the tradition of Black Friday is moving overseas to the UK. What’s the attraction? If you do plan on going to the sales today, be careful out there.