16 November 2012

Fragment Friday - Thanksgiving Edition

Tom Turkey

Hen Turkeys

1.  Cleaning out the freezer we found we had 4 ducks and 2 turkey breasts. I think we're set for Thanksgiving. (Note to self - peruse the deep freeze a little more often.)

2.  Poem A Day is going well - I have lots of poems, not always because of the prompt. But since actual output is my goal, not prompt slavery, I can live with the way things are going. Editing December will be busy, I suspect, though.

3.  Having a few trepidations about the new Hobbit movie. The trailers look nice, but I hope Peter Jackson didn't pass over the fun bits of the Hobbit to make just a grand adventure movie. Bilbo as a fish out of water was half the fun of the novel.

4.  Do you have any Thanksgiving meals that are out of the norm of tradition? We are having duck and fried potatoes rather than turkey and mashed.

5.  I'm rereading the Harry Potter books while coincidentally the movies are on television. Books are far better than the movies, although I can see now where they cut and combined to get everything on the screen. Best book to movie transition I ever saw was Nobody's Fool with Paul Newman. What's your favorite book to big screen adaptation?


One Minnesota Writer said...

Hooray for PAD challenges!
I love the turkey photos - I'm so focused on food right now that everything else has to compete pretty hard to get my attention. I've never made duck - we stick to turkey because everyone around here really loves it. I need to make my annual batch of fudge with my kids this week! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Split Pea Traveler said...

Are those turkeys on your property? If so, I'm guessing they're pretty happy you decided on duck this year.

Thanks for the funny fragments - they made my day, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen - I love turkey but Scott likes duck. Since he's cooking, we get duck. :) I am making a whiskey apple pie, though.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Constance Brewer said...

Split Pea Traveler - Those turkeys are on a ranch about 50 miles away. My property runs Corgis only, no turkeys. :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Anonymous said...

Turkeys are smarter, you don't see them chasing tennis balls around!

Constance Brewer said...

Anon - turkeys aren't smart enough to avoid being dinner. Corgis are smart enough to EAT turkey for dinner, then go chase a tennis ball. Corgis win!