Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving.

Students tell what they're thankful for
There's more than enough to give thanks for

Grand Marnier Apricot Stuffing

1 Cup Diced Dried Apricots
1 Cup Grand Marnier
1 Cup Butter (split in half...2 cubes)
2 Cups Chopped Celery
1 Large Chopped Yellow Onion
A cup or so of Chopped Mushrooms
1# Herb Stuffing Mix (1 box)
2 Cups of Chicken Stock (bullion)
1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme (I say it is optional)
1 # Pork Sausage
Salt & Pepper

Heat 1/2 Cup Grand Marnier and 1 Cup Apricots to boiling, then set aside.

Melt 1/2 Cup of Butter ( 1 cube) in large skillet, medium heat (you’re going to saute)
Add celery, onion and mushrooms, saute for about 10 minutes.
Transfer to mixing bowl.

Cook sausage til no longer pink, add the herb mix.
Add it all to the mixing bowl, including Apricots and liquid. Stit to combine.
Put it into large casserole pan.

Heat remaining 1/2 Cup of butter and stock in small sauce pan til butter melts.
Pour over the stuffing mix, and add the remaining 1/2 Cup Grand Marnier
Stir to moisten. Season with thyme, salt and pepper to taste.

30 minutes at 375 degrees


  1. When Squanto returned from England he found that entire villages of his people had vanished, due to the diseases that had traveled across the Atlantic with the Europeans. Imagine the horror he must have known.

  2. I'm sorry, 10:30, that you have nothing to be thankful for.

    At least it is a gloriously sunny day. Get out and go to the beach.

  3. Rose,
    10:30 AM is just pissed off you didn't use Benedictine in your stuffing recipe.

    To all bloggers as well as trolls: May Random Chance bless us all on this Thanksgiving Day.

  4. Oh, I have plenty to be thankful for, Rose. But, that doesn't make me blind to history. Happy Thanksgiving day to you!

  5. If you choose to look at it way, 11:19, just think of it as a bad relationship - it made you what you are today, and that is presumably something to be thankful for. I don't know you so maybe it's not, but it's time to put the past behind you and appreciate what you have today.

  6. Please! A happy Thanksgiving day all! Benedictine? Is that like Syrup of Ipecac?

  7. Not clear 11:29 what you're getting at. Want to take another shot?

  8. As a native person I honor you and your celebration. Mans inhumanity to man through out history has known no bounds. Unfortunatly disease don't discriminate from good or bad intentions. Europeans have done unspeakable harm to my world,true. In the late 1700's the Hoopa almost wiped out my entire heritage in a massacre at Requa while my Yurok cousins stood by and watched. Who is the villain? Today and every today is a new day for prayer and celebration. I honor my people and myself when I honor you today.

  9. Today is a new day. A day to honor the hardships and sacrifices of those who came before us and be glad that conditions have improved. We live in amazing and bountiful times, and are very fortunate. I honor you and your people today as well. May the future see us as one, together.

  10. 1:01 PM You truly speak for the river people we came to know and honor. It is time that all of us who are Americans respect each other as WE.
    Bless us all.

  11. Hopefully a day will come when we will express honor and respect to people of all nations. Throughout the world people respond kindly to open handed friendship. Quite another matter when, instead, they are offered close fisted aggression.

  12. Or a fuel ladden 747. Aggression ?

  13. What is it with you Rose? You have the unmitigated gall to wish People a good day?

    1:01..Blessings of all Spirits upon your House. My Grandfather celebrated Thanksgiving as a True Blood.

    "ntahsuhunom, ktahsuhunom"
    My blanket is your blanket.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.


  14. Or a fuel ladened 747. Or an American military based in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A country that supports a fundamentalist religion with oil money and beheads lawbreakers in its city squares. Where we were the infidel in their holy land. Where oil money enriches the extended Royal Family, but, leaves the lives of the majority unimproved. Is our military there now? Has Bin Laden been brought to justice? Is he in Iraq? Is he in Afghanistan? What small pox inoculated blankets have we brought to those countries and why?

  15. 9:56 it's hard to argue with your logic. You are a poster child for blind ideology. You don't need the electric (kool-aid) blanket you are a predictable "progressive" clone. I fear an educational system that produces fools like you much more than Bin Laden or Bush.

  16. People whom have fearful perceptions of the wider world around them readily accept the false logic of a warfare ideology. If you find it hard to argue with my logic than your own ideologically filtered thoughts are at fault. You have some pre-conceived notions that you need to examine.

  17. 9:56, you fail to understand who is responsible for conditions in other countries. It is the people and the rulers of those countries. We are peripheral. And we are not the bad guys. They are responsible.

    You can't have it both ways. Either you want us to take over and improve conditions there, which we would - or you don't. We would bring democracy and freedom, freedom from oppression, freedom of speech, freedom to assemble (or NOT, which is not the case on some of those countries now), freedom of religion without warfare between the sects.

    It works here. It can work anywhere.

    But you don't want us to be the policeman of the world. Let the other countries step up to the plate then and clean up their own act - improve the plight of the poor and middle class, of women...

    But for God's sake - and you own - take ONE DAY to be THANKFUL for what you have been given, the extreme good fortune to live in this country in this time.

    If ya didn't do it yesterday - start today.

  18. 5:16 AM, It's easy to refute your logic. It just becomes so tiresome e.g. like pissing in the wind.

    If you're going to try sounding erudite at least learn the proper use of "whom".

  19. It's true, pogo. There's no hope for some people. 5:16 is not one to ride the river with.

  20. How have we improved the lives of the Iraqi people? Saddam is gone and still no improvements for his people. They overwhelmingly want us out of their country. This war is about money and power and those in charge of this country will not bring democracy to Iraq, but will destroy democracy here, playing on your fear, while we foot the bill with our lives , our freedom, and our labor. Pogo, you are an expert at pissing in the wind, but you have not assailed my logic. Do it if you can. I'll offer a rebuttal on Monday. And since you all are dying to know, I had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope yours was too.

  21. The leaders in Iraq are not responsible for the conditions their people live with. Our government can take the blame.

  22. 8:41 says:

    "Saddam is gone and still no improvements for his people."

    Even the venerable liberal New York Times recently reported on the improving conditions in Iraq, conditions that are far superior to Pre-Saddam Iraq.

    You lose ALL credibility when you so completely demonize the side which you oppose that you dont acknowledge ANY good that has been done...

    BTW, I was not in favor going to war against Iraq...


  23. We will have to wait until Monday for 8:41 AM to return from his/her latest trip to Iraq. Between now and then he will have polled the entire population. Or is he/she only traveling as far as Colorado to receive the wisdom of Ward Churchill?

  24. Ward Churchill, Democracy Now!, KMUD, what more does he need, pogo? Everything bad you ever wanted to hear about your own country in a neat little program.

  25. 8:41 have you ever had an umedited"prog" thought? What is wrong with your position is the same thing that is wrong with Bush. You are both following idiots. The Iraqi people don't want us to leave just yet. I only wish this was only about the oil. As does my pocket book.

  26. Leonidas was correct, Rose. Next time please use the Benedictine.


  27. Didn't the New York Times sit on the story of atrocities committed by our side at Abu Ghraib for the months leading up to Bush's second term election? Judith Miller's stories published in the NYT about WMD were acorns for a blind sow, eh Yo? She also went to jail because she refused to testify to a grand jury about who in the White House outed Valerie Plame, thus protecting those who repeatedly lied about Iraq's WMD program, including the made up story about Saddam's purchase of yellow cake uranium.

    Pogo, if you dared to open yourself to the vast wisdom and honesty of Ward Churchill you would get vertigo. And Rose, you would lose your mind and begin to bite yourself. Probably wouldn't be the first time.

    Anon, it's about the oil and your pocket book isn't about to get any relief. There isn't an Iraqi family that hasn't lost loved ones to this invasion and occupation.

  28. the vast wisdom and honesty of Ward Churchill

    This is a prank comment, right? No one can say that with a straight face.

  29. Ward Churchill is one of the sanest men in the country. Howard Zinn is another.

  30. No matter how long US forces occupy Iraq, they will be legitimate targets of Iraqi freedom fighters. American blood will spill on Iraqi soil. Freedom isn't free, but, somethings are worth fighting for. Ask a Palestinian.

  31. Dust from spent rounds of depleted uranium is reported to have caused radiation in downtown Baghdad to rise 2,000 times normal background levels.


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