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We love turkey, and I make a damn fine turkey, I must say. But I do miss the wonderful turkey farm we had in Bucks County. We're having turkey for Christmas Day, too, which we never do - too close to Thanksgiving. But since we didn't have turkey on Thanksgiving, we decided to make one. I'll send you some hints and tips in email - I did it a very lazy way last time I made one and it was excellent good. Turns out the lazy way is superior to all that basting and fussing.

Christmas Eve will be lobster bisque, shrimp, rack of lamb, my addictive potato gratin and asparagus. My mom gave me a couple of novelty cake pans for Christmas so dessert will be either a 3-D snoman or Christmas tree cake.

I really could use a few more days preparation. Can we hit the pause button and put the whole thing on hold for just a couple days?


Lisa, I love your idea for the corn casserole. "We're havin' corn and you're gonna like it, see?"

As for the Titanic, that damn boat sinks every time.

I found this funny Mad TV video poking fun at the Ipod commercial:

Darr, your Christmas dinner sounds delish.


We do the un-Christmas since all children are doing it for their children. I am off the hook. Ordinarily on Thanksgibbon and Christmas we eat out at an Indian restaurant. This year we are invited to a feast at Ilona's house. It will probably be her last one. She has stage 4 breast cancer and is not responding to treatments. She motors on as usual. We are taking coleslaw for 35 people and if everyone else is bringing forth the side dishes we should be waddling by late afternoon. She is cooking a roast of beef and a turkey. Merry Christmas to all. xxoo


We got through it. Tomorrow I take Aidan to the Alamo. I have never driven to San Antonio and have printed out a map of how to get from the Alamo to the zoo. We plan to make a day of it, and be home by 7:00 PM, as Chandra and I have a rehearsal.


Oh, and yes, I am following the Peterson saga. He seems like a typical rub-your-face-in-it bully, with a badge. However, I think he'll walk unless they find a body or some sort of smoking gun. He's a cop. Way too knowledgeable to mess up in any of the usual ways.

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