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Wednesday, November 26, 2003 
Thanksgiving Eve 
Last night J. and I went on our pre-Thanksgiving shopping trip; my assignment is to make apple and pumpkin pies and bring them to my parents' house in Delaware, where we'll be having the festivities. We wound up buying about 14 1/2 pounds of apples; six Granny Smiths and three Romes for the pie, and an assortment of Romes, Galas, Honeycrisps, and Staymans for eating. J. consumes pretty much nothing but apples, bananas, and distilled water during the workday; he's still avoiding sodium as much as possible, and the food available on campus (he works at a university library) isn't exactly low-sodium, low-fat, or low-anything, except maybe low-nutrition.

Figuring out which aisle the canned pumpkin would be in was a bit of a challenge—is it a canned fruit or a canned vegetable? (Trick question: it's a baking need.) My recipe calls for a 16 oz. can; naturally, they only had 15 oz. and 32 oz. cans. Humph. Their packaging was doubtless designed by the same people who sell hot dogs in packages of eight and hot dog rolls in packages of six. (I settled on the 15 oz. can.)

I'll be baking the pies tonight; J. mixed up a batch of refrigerator biscuit dough last night, which he'll be taking to Delaware as-is and baking when we get there. I also bought walnuts in the shell for our pet mice, so they can have something hard to chew on and something tasty to eat. We cracked the shells to give the mice a head start, but there's still plenty for them to hone their teeth on.

That's about it, I guess. Happy Thanksgiving, all you U.S. people; and, um, Happy Thursday to everyone else.

[ at 12:16 PM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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