Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Yummy Thankful

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Ten Things of Thankful is taking a break, and i hope Kristi and all of the other regulars are having a great time.

My thankful this week is that i was able to use the turkey carcass from Christmas to boil up stock, and the meat and some sausage and other ingredients to make a gumbo.

Boil your own stock from a roasted turkey, it tastes better that way.

Turkey and sausage, as opposed to a seafood gumbo.

Saute those veggies!

Lots of gumbo, to be served over rice.

There's nothing quite like gumbo, especially as the weather gets cooler, and i haven't been doing a lot of cooking since my business has gotten so much bigger.  The family was very glad for it, even Red-headed Alec is coming by today for a bowl.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


Today is:

Constitution Day -- Ireland

Enjoying ESP Day -- internet generated, and it means eating, sleeping, and partying!

Fifth Day of Christmas

Illegal Pants Day -- commemorates Emma Snodgrass' arrest in Boston in 1852 for wearing pants

Kwanzaa, Day 4, Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

National Chocolate Again Day -- because someone, somewhere, believes it can't be chocolate something-or-other day often enough

National Independence Day -- Mongolia(1911, from the Qing Dynasty)

Paternoster Row Day -- in memoriam of the famous area destroyed by the Blitz this date and tomorrow in 1940

Pepper Pot Day -- Pepper Pot Soup was invented today in 1777 at Valley Forge for the army to have something warm to eat

Sacrifice to Zeus Horios -- Ancient Greek Calendar (sacrifice in the deme of Erichia; date approximate)

St. Gabriel's Day -- Ethiopia

St. Thomas of Canterbury's Day (Thomas a Becket, Patron of clergy, secular clergy; Exeter College, Oxford, England; Portsmouth, England)

St. Trophimus of Arles' Day (Patron of children; Arles, France; against drought)

Tick Tock Day -- end of the year is getting closer, stop putting off your dreams! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Yodel in the Shower Day -- internet generated, and i promise not to tell if you do

Anniversaries Today:

J. Paul Getty, Jr., weds Victoria Holdsworth, 1994
Texas becomes the 28th US State, 1845

Birthdays Today:

Jude Law, 1972
Andy Wachowski, 1967
Bryan "Dexter" Holland, 1966
Patricia Clarkson, 1959
Paula Poundstone, 1959
Ed Autry, 1954
John Polito, 1950
Ted Danson, 1947
Marianne Faithfull, 1946
Jon Voight, 1938
Mary Tyler Moore, 1936
Thomas Edwin Jarriel, 1934
Klaus Fuchs, 1911
Billy Mitchell, 1879
Pablo Cassals, 1876
William Gladstone, 1809
Andrew Johnson, 1808
Charles Goodyear, 1800

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Thunderball(Film, UK release), 1965
"The Andersonville Trial"(Play), 1959
The Adventures of Kathlyn(Film, first movie serial), 1913

Today in History:

Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church, 1170
The first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston, 1782
Gas lights are installed at White House, during the Polk administration, 1848
The first Young Men's Christian Association chapter in the US opens, in Boston, 1851
Emma Snodgrass is arrested in Boston for wearing pants, 1852
The first telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY, 1867
The Wounded Knee Massacre takes place, 1890
Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio), 1891
Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, 1911
The first movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago, 1913
Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans, 1930
Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology, 1959
Filming began on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in England, 1965
Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees, 1989
Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war, 1996
Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives, 1998
The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct, 2003
Chaparrastique volcano erupts in El Salvador, 2013


  1. Gumbo sounds interesting! It is wonderful to have family eating together. Happy weekend!

  2. And you.
    Home-made tastes soooo much better.

  3. I'd never heard of gumbo before reading this! I might just have a go at making some today!

  4. Oh yummy ~ Gumbo recipe sounds delish!

    Happy New Year to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. I'm glad pants are no longer illegal... I'd never get out of the house!

  6. I wish I was closer, I'd come over for a bowl too. Yummy.

    Have a fabulous thankful weekend, my friend. ♥

  7. Gumbo is much better for ailments than penicillin. Yours looks fabulous.

  8. Using the entire bird is impressive. I used to make stock with my turkey but now I'm lazy. Can I come to your place for gumbo?

  9. Yummy. Your soup sounds like a soup I make but with chorizo (a Spanish sausage), kale and potatoes. I wonder if you use okra in your gumbo?

  10. That looks good. I have never had gumbo.

  11. My ex-wife always saved the turkey carcass for soup bu never made it, Finally threw the dang thing away. I now ceremoniously chuck it with much gusto as soon as the meat is mostly off it.

  12. I've mostly been doing as little cooking as possible over the past few's too hot to bother...but I've enjoyed eating lots of fresh fruits....with ice cream and yoghurt as cooling, delicious extras. :)