Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On smoosh

After a day spotted with Thanksgiving food preparation, I'm left with a question: did the Pilgrims and the Native Americans play a lot of ice hockey?  

The dishes we made today include mashed potatoes, candied yams, harvest soup (essentially squash, and other seasonal vegetables pureed), cranberry sauce, and raspberry pie.  All that's left for tomorrow is an apple pie, stuffing, and the turkey.  Aside from the turkey, every other food on the list is flat out smoosh.  If desired, Thanksgiving could be delilvered via osmosis.

Babies love soft foods, but us adults, we eat tough, crunchy, sharp things.  Usually, meals are combinations of different flavors and textures.  On Thanksgiving, I am perfectly happing putting a glob of stuffing on a small potato roll and eating it like a sandwich.  There is no other day of the year when bread on bread sandwiches are appropriate.  

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, but it's also a time for letting all the flavors run together on the plate in a Gerber mass of uniform consistency and texture.  Even if you have all of your teeth, enjoy!

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