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You Should Love The Goose

*alternately titled The Thanksgiving Post That Mrs. Kennedy MADE Me Do

Thanksgiving Eve is the premier bar night of the year. Everyone goes out. Everyone who comes home from college and has turned 21 (minus Mallory) goes to the bar to see everyone else who has come home. Everyone has a fabulous time.

Everyone but me.

I stayed at home with my mother making pies and cussing her when she used the last of the evaporated milk to make her pumpkin pie thus sending me back out to the store to buy some more for my sweet potato pie. She suggested we start drinking wine to dull my pain at having stood in line at the grocery store for 4 items for thirty-five minutes.

It sorta worked.

Then, at the VERY. SAME. TIME. we said, "Oh! We can have cranberry juice and vodka!" I'm not kidding, either. It was a precious moment between mother and daughter. It got even better as Mallory and her friend Cait came over to witness the silliness of pies, evaporated milk, and vodka while my mother took notes on our activities to write today's post.

Then, Mallory started dancing.

Groovin In The Kitchen

My mom took notes with the first thing I could find to hand her which included a Vis-a-Vis wet-erase marker and a desk calendar that belongs belonged to my boys on "A Guide to Middle-Earth." Telling, isn't it?

Here, for your viewing pleasure, are some of the newest Thanksgiving traditions at Casa de Mocha. First up, we began the pie-making night with Prince.


It's continued here.

Mom's Note #2

Which was, of course, continued here.

Mom's Note #3

Then, the liquor kicked in and my mother became delusional.

Mom's Note #5

Mom's Note #6

It didn't look really pretty, but there was a little drunken cooking going on and I only had to scream at the children 17 times to get out of my one-ass kitchen.

Cooling Off

I guess I did have a fabulous time. Tomorrow I'll regret letting anyone take my picture to be put on the internet without any makeup. You're all probably too drunk to notice.
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Reader Comments (15)

Sounds like a swingin' time at athe Mocha House!!

Happy Thanksgiving my American Friend!

November 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Smith

Awwww, Fabulous!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We're all very jealous up here in Canada (working like suckers) and are seriously craving Cranberry & Grey Goose now. Mmmmmmmmm.

November 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

I'll not be cooking turkey (I'm all done on that one for another month or so) but I am thinking of celebrating a la Kelly styla and going out to buy some Grey Goose tonight. I could use a really good drunken night!

Happy T-Day.


November 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJade

Well,sounds like my night! I need to try the cranberry and grey goose..And you look great! At least to these eyes that have been drinking Peruvian Pisco! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJeankfl

the grey-goose-inspired post was everything i hoped it would be and more. thanks for the laughs, girl. :)

November 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkari

Grey Goose is good. So is merlot. Most of my intestines and liver are soaked in it right now.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Happy Thanksgiving! Just so you now, I made your strawberry bread for dessert today, and just added my cream cheese icing to it. Divine, darling! :)

November 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPointlessBallyhoo

Grey Goose is the best!


November 24, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterdeannie

THAT is precisely why there was no cranberry juice at the store when I went to get some today. Damn.


November 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Now THAT sounds like the way to do Thanksgiving cooking.

November 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRWA THAT'S a thanksgiving!!! Nothing like a little Vodka to help the time go by.

I got home midnight the night before and said to hell with it...I'll start my cooking tomorrow...

Hope you had a good thanksgiving.

November 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

You're all a bunch of lushes. It's why I feel so close to you.

Pointless Ballyhoo - that sounds incredible! Wow. I'm going to try that next time.

November 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMocha Momma

Girlie...your town is like mine. I live in a college father owns a bar....everyone goes out. Except this year, I stayed home and got drunk on cheap wine. It was wondeful. I haven't been drunk in years. YEARS. Doug laughed at me, but I don't care!

November 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDana

I am hereby appropriating the phrase "one-ass kitchen," and claiming it as my own.

November 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda

No hating on Prince....EVER! :-(

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJ to the Wall

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