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Good gravy

I cooked last night.

Yes, this is a blog-worthy event.

I made breakfast for dinner.  Biscuits — from a can, I admit — and milk gravy.

Here in New York City, the term ‘milk gravy’ is greeted with much confusion.  So I will explain further in case you are also reading this with your head cocked to the side in bewilderment.

In a skillet on medium heat, I browned flour in vegetable oil.  (Bacon grease is the first choice, but I didn’t have any.)  To the flour, I added milk, stirring constantly over low heat.

Now, during this process, there was a lot of adjusting — how much oil, how much flour, how much milk.  I even added some water at the end to thin the gravy…plus salt and pepper to taste.

But, I must say, the final product was nothing short of amazing.

Filling?  Yes.  Heavy?  Oh yes.  I even added bacon to the plate, so there’s nothing about this meal that my doctor recommends.

But it does a heart good to enjoy such a feast on a good, damp New York City night.

I want…less

The question of the week is:

“So…big dinner plans for Thursday?”

And my answer is:  No, actually.  I don’t.

I don’t do the big Thanksgiving dinner anymore.  And it’s not because I’m sad or lonely or have no friends or family.

It’s a conscious choice.

But, man — the way folks look at you when you say that!  Their eyes get sad, and they immediately try to include you in their family dinners.

It’s so sweet and very much appreciated, but unnecessary.   There are just other ways I’d rather give thanks besides eating a big meal.

You see, I don’t  like turkey…never have.  (I do like some of the sides, though.)   And that huge meal and the pressure to eat a lot all at once is a bit overwhelming.  So my tradition is to go to the Macy’s Parade and watch the balloons, and then eat popcorn at the movie theater.

Heck, I probably eat more calories!

And to show I’m not a total buzz kill for this all-American holiday, I’ve created a poll so we can all vote on our favorite Turkey Day foods (’cause even I’ve got one of those).

Gobble gooble!