Dan Bern’s “Thanksgiving Day Parade”.
One of those epic “holy cow, it’s a 10 minute song” songs that wanders and meanders and eventually ends up leaving you saying “oh, yeah… that’s why it’s not in my regular rotation.” But it’s nice to listen to on Thanksgiving.
In 1978, WKRP in Cincinnati had the greatest Thanksgiving Day episode of all time that, surprisingly, has not aged a day.
Ah, that’s great. It still holds up.
Anyway, this weekend we’re going to kick off by driving to the sister’s husband’s mother’s house for dinner and we’re in charge of making the rolls. I’m using Maribou’s mom’s roll recipe and the dough rose overnight and I’m going to be ripping the dough into little golfballs, then dipping the golfballs in melted butter, then tossing them into a bundt pan. Rise another 2-3 hours, bake them, and then drive them over.
After that, try to avoid the madness of Black Friday (we might hit the grocery store) but, mostly, this weekend will be a recuperative one. Oh, Dman’s family has a Tae Kwon Do demonstration this Saturday and we’re going to that before gaming night. But that’s kind of recuperative too.
In any case, from all of us here at Ordinary Times, to all of you: Happy Thanksgiving. (Even if you celebrated it last month.)
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)