Over the last few years, our combined families have tried to alternate between the pilgrim traditional and the Hubby traditional. Here's the menu for this year's celebration at the Geek household:
- Spanish Spare Ribs (It's almost like a stew: pork with Mexican seasonings, prepared by RG)
- Spanish Rice (Sister-in-law makes from scratch)
- Flautas/Taquitos (homemade by RG)
- Pinto Beans (loaded up with plenty of gas for our farting pleasure)
- Tamales (Mom is bringing these. I don't really want to know where these come from....)
- Guacamole (Wait. Green stuff? Uh oh.)
- Chips and Salsa (duh)
- Spiced Pecans (Nuts for the nutty, pecans with a sugar and cinnamon glaze)
- Pumpkin Pie (RG is trying a new recipe. Wish her luck.)
I did, didn't I?
I just couldn't resist stealing from the pilgrim tradition.
There's a problem, of course. The Pumpkin Pie has developed a bit of an attitude and is complaining about being on the menu with what he described as "pond scum". I tried to explain that none of the food swims therefore it couldn't be from a pond. I still don't think he understood. I'm not sure I do either.
Reforming Geek sighs in frustration with Pumpkin Pie's snotty attitude.
Wait. Does this pie know my cat?
I countered with offers that his beautiful orange color will be the centerpiece of our meal, telling him that he is certainly the sweetest dish and is a true reflection of the season.
He called me a liar and threatened to hurl himself out of the oven onto the floor. I told him that he'd better clean up his act or I'll tell him where he really comes from:
If the menu caught your interest and you'll be crashing my party, be prepared. I need help with the dishes and there are leaves to rake. That's right. The tree poop (leaves, twigs and other detritus) has taken over again out here. You can have some pie after you finish the work.
Have a great holiday. Be thankful, healthy, happy, and, of course, humorous!
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