Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Success - A Dish for Loathing

As far as I know, I don't make anything for Thanksgiving that everyone hates. Really, every family should have that one dish that the Thanksgiving cook loves to make but everyone hates.

Growing up, that one dish was my mother's persimmion pudding. God rest her soul. For my husband, his family had the Jello mold WITH MEAT IN IT. My friend Cheryl always put out stuffing that I swear had the consistency of cat litter and everyone begged her to stop making it, but she couldn't.

But this year. Oh this year I have found that dish. I think it sounds fantastic, but everyone will surely hate it and now we will have a new tradition. I had a particularly chatty barista today who was telling me about her family's frog eye salad. Done.


  1. Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo! This year at my mother-in-law's, we get treated to the sight of her jellied tomato aspic, which she garnishes with hardboiled eggs and eats with Miracle Whip. And yes, she is the only one who eats it. My husband has to leave the table to keep his supper down.

  2. There are so many things I need to know about this post and comments too. Jello? Meat? I need to know what flavor of jello and what kind of meat! Please share the frog eyed salad recipe too. Also SCW, miracle whip with tomato aspic!? Everyone knows it needs to be real mayo!

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