I had the best Thanksgiving weekend ever! I slept through almost 80% of it.
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year (for a long winter's nap after blogging your brains out since summer.)
Best part of the weekend: I discovered the ancient Chinese secret to making the most delicious left leftover turkey soup in the history of the world. Even my kids were inhaling it and rubbing their satisfied bellies. Even Swirl's kids were inhaling it and rubbing their satisfied bellies.
You have no idea how many times I jumped for joy to see my Children inhaling soup.
For that reason I am no longer going to call it left over turkey soup. I will now, from this moment on, call it Turkeyish Delight.
I happened upon the recipe quite by accident. I was just clearing up the dinner table and instead of scraping all the plates into the garbage disposal, I just scraped them into a ginormous pot of boiling turkey broth. Even the cranberries. Even the pumpkin pie. Even the whip cream (hence the delight!)
Sooooo stinkin' scrumdidilyumptious!
Let it simmer for 13 hours then add some brocolli, grated cheese, applesauce and BAM! Turkeyish Deeeeeelightful!
This weekend I also discovered an alternative to Ambien. Tryptphan.
Can't sleep at night? Not a problem. Place a turkey on your nightstand and you'll stop counting sheep in no time.
Can't sleep on a plane? No worries. Stuff a turkey in your carry on and Zzzzzzzzz.
No doubt it will be FDA approved soon.
I think they should start calling Tryptphan Kryptphan, or Tryptonite because I'm sure even Superman couldn't stay awake through Thanksgiving dinner.
I had to take 2 naps to get through the main course and dozed off again during dessert. (Bannana cream pie ain't a bad way to break a face plant, btw).
I seriously slept for 3 hours after the feast. Then yesterday I made turkey sandwhiches and zonked out for another 2 hours.
But have no fear, Turkeyish Delight does NOT make you drowsy. On the contrary, all that delight is like an energizer bunny to the brain.
So go deck the halls! Trim the trees! And be Merry! (and bright).
But leave room to inhale your Turkeyish Delight!