Archive for November 23rd, 2010

Tips for a Healthy and Prosperous Thanksgiving

Good morning, dear readers. Have you made your Thanksgiving plans yet? If you’re family is both out-of-state and worth visiting, you’re going to have one heck of a time at the airport, or so I hear. Apparently there’s a big band of pranksters out there asking the security guards to pat them down rather than letting them walk through the X-ray machine. I remember when it was a privilege to get X-rayed…people would line up for miles and miles! And now people are begging to get pat down. That’s just old fashioned and backwards! That kind of attitude is not how America got where it is today!

And now let me offer you some more advice for Thanksgiving. When you’re deep frying your turkey, don’t do it indoors. Every year you hear about some careless person burning down his house because he had to have his turkey right there inside. I say it’s just plain healthier to have your turkey outdoors in the fresh air. It’s good for the sinuses, and I’ve known restaurants to get quite crowded by selling special “Al Fresco” dishes.

I’m not sure what rules apply when you need to deep fry your turkey if it’s cold outside, like it can be up in the mountains or over in the Midwest. You don’t want to risk burning down your house, but you also don’t want to risk hypothermia. The temperature differential between the hot turkey and your cold body couldn’t possibly end well. What are your thoughts on the matter?

Until next time!


The Codger