I'm up early, cooking. I've been assigned the veggies and bread. Of course, I will make the traditional sweet potato biscuits.
Veggies are garlic green beans, eggplant caponate and Marion's family sweet potato souffle. I'm stoked to be cooking!!!!
I thought I would give y'all some insight on the famous Macy's parade, since I have a bit of an insider's view this year. Here you go:
- Back in the 1920's, Macy's Parade balloons were released into the sky at the end of the parade. The balloons would float around for a few days until they eventually landed. An address label was sewn into each balloon, so whoever found and mailed back the balloon received a $50 gift certificate.
- From 1942 to 1944, World War II brought the parade to a halt. With the scarcity of rubber and helium at an all time high, balloons were deflated and donated, providing 50 pounds of scrap rubber for the war effort.
- Macy's has a facility, labeled "Parade Studio", in Hoboken, where the balloons are conceived and designed. The facility used to be a Tootsie Roll factory.
This year in football, there will be 3 games instead of 2. While the league tried its best to present competitive games this year, they wound up with 3 great teams... each in a different game, playing a team with a (yawn) record. Oh, well!
Enjoy your Turkey Day, and may all your families be blessed on this holiday!!