Let’s start the leftover parade with a poem.
“And already still November
Drapes her snowy table here.
Fetch a log, then; coax the ember;
Fill your hearts with old-time cheer;
Heaven be thanked for one more year,
And our Thanksgiving turkey!”
This year’s leftovers will be quite different, nothing traditional. Let’s see how creative the world has become. I apologize forany repeat offenders.
Kabocha pumpkin turkey pasta
Ginger three flavor turkey salad
Turkey cran enchiladas
Taco Bell turkey taco
Turk Fil A Sandwich
Turkey loaf taco
Tater tot turkey sandwich
Turkey Lurkey (did I stump you?)
Turkey Monte Cristo
Turkey orzo soup
Turkey crunch wrap
Turkey hangover hash
Kung pao turkey
Turkey thyme risotto
Turkey alfredo pizza
Turkey and pasta ranch salad
These days, it’s hard to go even an hour without hearing about supply chain issues, both in the United States and abroad. With shortages on everything from beauty products to toilet paper (again) to food, consumers are going to have to plan early and most likely spend more this holiday season. The Farm Bureau estimates that Thanksgiving 2021 will cost $46.90 for a group of 10. Under $50 to feed ten people sounds reasonable to me.
Latest update: The price of a 15-pound turkey has surged from $11 in 2018 to nearly $21. That’s the highest in decades, after a 25% jump in just the past year. And just about anything else you might need to make that dinner complete is probably costlier, as well, with eggs up nearly 30% in a year and sugar up 12%. The average price for a turkey, across the country is $1.07 per pound. Relax. I would worry more about shortages of canned goods like cranberry and pumpkin, and frozen foods like string beans and ice cream.
But I am certain you can find some decent wines under $20!! I will have my Domaine Carneros brut rose’, and perhaps finish my dinner with a shot of mastika (from my friends in Athens, Greece).
If you have trouble finding a turkey, let me know. I would be happy to help you find one. Same for the wine.
Just remember, I love leftover turkey, both for sandwiches, and using the carcass for soup.
(The real turkey now resides in Ghetto del lago)