{Today's Letters}

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, yesterday I got to watch you lift weights in your unmentionables at 6:30am. This. made. my. morning. Dear 30 Minutes at the Airport, sometimes you're all a daughter needs to hug her Papa. Thanks for being enough. Dear Darby, pretty sure we're attached to your fruit pizza recipe like Ralphy and his Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Riffle. Just sayin. Dear Husband, last night you bought a turkey injector for tonight's Thanksgiving feast with our newly married couples. Reason #249 why boy roommates are AWESOME.

What's your favorite think to eat at Thanksgiving? Team Loerke says smashed potatoes and stuffing (with a side of mom's homemade pumpkin pie).

27 comments:

Sister Lynn said...

definitely stuffing...and my sister's hash brown potato casserole.

Han said...

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving but my favourite thing to eat at Christmas with the turkey is stuffing - it's not a roast/christmas dinner without stuffing!

PK said...

mashed potatoes and corn- on top of the potatoes of course! and homemade mac-n-cheeeeese!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Def stuffing and pumpkin pie!!! That picture says so many things! So sweet. Your hair is beautiful, friend! <333

Matt said...

Gma Ruthies stuffing, fo sho! and i like the veggie tray and dip while we wait..this is amy btw, and not matt

Hannah DeVries said...

green bean casserole and sweat potato casserole...basically anything that has "casserole" at the end:)

oh and cornbread casserole...see what I mean?

Ingrid Blanchette said...

thanksgiving was not anything i grew up with in sweden...but now l.o.v.e it! stuffing made with all the usual yummies and add sausage & sage. nummers to to the tummers!

LB said...
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LB said...

Best stuffing ever: Pioneer Woman's sausage, apple, and mushroom stuffing. Heaven in your mouth! I am going to try to recreate it! My mom also makes a really good cranberry jello salad with whole fruit and marshmallows. Yommmm!

Stacy said...

I like to eat out on Thanksgiving. Sometimes Denny's Grand Slam breakfast is an amazing feast where I don't have to cook or clean. Also enjoy Mimi's Cafe Thanksgiving Dinner - again, no cooking or cleaning for this gal. Just sit, order, eat, visit, and then tip very well.

ZigZagKitty said...

DRESSING. Why do we not make this stuff year round??? And of course green bean casserole. :) I DO find reasons to make that year round.

The unique dish I'll share is what we call Dump Salad. It's fabulous, and SO easy to make. Great one to have your little cousins make so they feel like they're contributing. ;)

1 pkg of orange jello
1 small tub of small curd cottage cheese
1 tub of cool whip
1 can of mandarin orange slices, drained
1 small can of crushed pineapples, drained

Dump it all in a bowl. Mix and chill for an hour. Convince yourself that this orange concoction is worth a bite. Then try to save the rest for the rest of the fam. Or just don't tell them you made it..............

ZigZagKitty said...

PS: Some people throw marshmallows into this recipe as well. :D

Heather said...

Our favorite part is the Pretzel Salad, Potato Casserole (the kind that everybody brings to potlucks), and def the pumpkin pie!!!

Melissa said...

cornbread stuffing with craisins, pecans, sausage, onion and apple ;)

Teresa said...

stuffing. the mushy white bread kind with tons of butter.

hands down.

have fun tonight!

Shandell said...

mashed potatoes + gravy (REAL gravy) is one of my favorite foods in general. So excited for thanksgiving meals!

fairy Godmother said...

*HEART* your mom's pies!!! they are the best!
Two favorites on my table: sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie cake. Yup. Bothe loaded with butter & sugar ; )

Kelly's Adventures said...

we have the same favorites! and I didn't get them last year so I am making up for lost time this year!

Courtney said...

homemade mac'n'cheese, squash casserole, mom's sweet potato souffle, pumpkin pie...what isn't my favorite, really? man, i freaking love to eat. :p

kcurbani said...

Stuffing! And strudel, but my uncle would make a plain strudel that was rolled up to make a little log of strudel. Then at the dinner table you could unravel the strudel and eat it the most fun way (although it was probably the least polite). PLUS then when we got to take home leftover strudel we would cut them up and then fry them the next day. Oh so yummy!!

brlracincwgrl said...

Homemade mac and cheese! :).

That picture is too sweet!

Darby said...

Love y'all... glad y'all love fruit pizza... mmM!

Kristen said...

Stuffing for sure!! Also the old school green bean casserole

Monica_Smith said...

Green bean casserole is where... It. Is. At. I could eat left overs of the GBC for days.
Love your blog.

Today's Letters said...

sister lynn, what i wouldn't give to try some of that. i know it's gotta be good.

han, totally agree. my mom makes stuffing with apples, raisins, and sausage. it's different but it's the first thing i go for every time.

pk, you are a mixer like husband. he says good combination.

michelle, don't you love layovers that are long enough to sneak in a hug with those you love? one of my favorite things.

ames, i thought you would say bekah's turkey cheeseball. it is pure awesomeness.

hannah, i think we had 5 casseroles at our thanksgiving feast last night. you would have been in heaven!

ingrid & melissa, sage makes every bit of difference. your stuffing sounds very similar to my mom's. mmm ...

lb, i think pioneer woman should fly to tulsa and meet you. does she know you're her biggest fan??

stacy, agreed on the generous tipping thing, esp on holidays when people have to work instead of being with their families.

zigzag, all husband and i ate for dinner tonight was leftover green bean casserole. can't. get. enough. thanks for your dump salad recipe! it sounds amazing.

heather, i just tried pretzel salad for the first time this year. it's a party in your mouth i tell ya.

teresa, we had a blast! wish you could have seen the boys crowded around the turkey fryer. just like a science experiment.

shan, do you guys cook the thanksgiving meal at your house? do you go to your parents / in laws? i wanna know who in your fam makes your REAL gravy.

nance, when are you coming to dallas again? would love to see you! maybe mom can make one of her pies.

kelly's adventures, double fist it girl. it only happens once a year.

courtney, squash casserole. that's a new one but i know i'd like it. fist pumps for homemade mac.

kcurbani, 10 points for most unique answer. i'm not even sure if i've tried legit strudel before. tragic.

brl, last night one of the guys made homemade mac. i think it had 6 different kinds of cheese. it was the best mac i've ever had!

darbs, it's still getting fist pumps at work. thanks for making people think i'm related to betty crocker. xoxo

kristen, love em both! if i had to pick one, i'd def go for my mom's stuffing. i think it takes her around 4 hours to make. l-e-g-i-t.

monica_smith, pretty sure i could an entire container of the fried onions straight out of the can. love me some green beanie casserole.

Han said...

OOh - can you send me the recipe so I can try it? Me and Hubby have normal sage and onion but then have like a really random flavour with it.

Pea ess. Dad-hugs are the best by far! Something about them makes you feel like you take on the world ~(at least thats how hugs from my Dad make me feel lol)

LB said...

Have you read my news? Pioneer Woman had a throwdown with Bobby Flay and I got to be at her ranch when it happened! Top 10 days of my life!

I think she might have a good impression that I'm her biggest fan. Just maybe. :)

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