November 18, 2009

"Homemade desserts that don’t have a crust that needs to be fussed over but still hue to the flavors of Thanksgiving."



The flavors? What about the colors?

(NYT front page teaser.)

38 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Very colorful. Thanksgiving colors are orange, brown and yellow leaves, gourds and indian corn. Desert is optional, but often includes dark brown pecan pie with cool whip. How long is it until turkey day ?

EDH said...

PATTY: Well, what else happened in history today, Hugh?

HUGH: In history, Patty, well, today, of course, is the 38th of Cunagonda, and on this day in one nine three eight, BC, that is...

PATTY: Ha ha ha...

HUGH: Mr. George N. Trobus invented the wheel.

PATTY: And just in time!

HUGH: And in 1889, the Peace of Humus broke out, ending the Hundred Years War against the Cows.

PATTY: Yup.

HUGH: And, uh, last year, Patty, you and the viewers will be interested in, uh, noting that the world ended.

PATTY: As we know it, Hugh!

HUGH: Heh. You're darn tooting, Patty.

PATTY: I sure am.

HUGH: Uh, say, who was born today?

PATTY: Ahh, nobody, Hugh.

HUGH: I mean in history, Patty, before they changed the water.

- The Firesign Theatre, Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers (1970)

wv - "dingi" = Sarah Palin's boat

MrBuddwing said...

At least they didn't spell it "hugh."

Joseph said...

Funny. The first thing I noticed was the terrible construction of the sentence.

Quayle said...

For those of you who would rather cross the cold Atlantic in a small wooden boat than roll out dough and crimp it......

Boy, I wish I could write with such power -- such emotion - like the NY Times writers.

vbspurs said...

EIGHT MORE DAYS! Eight days to the best secular holiday on this godblessed earth YAY!

wv: quarchag. An old turkey hen bird?

Shanna said...

For those of you who would rather cross the cold Atlantic in a small wooden boat than roll out dough and crimp it......

Is crimping dough really that hard? You can even buy the premade stuff.

Robert Burnham said...

It's "hew", not hue or hugh or...

AllenS said...

I have a bunch, and I mean bunch of crockpot recipies. If you want it, send me an email, and I'll forward it to you.

knox said...

Duh--don't want to fool with homemade crust, buy it in sheets at the grocery store. Or is that considered bourgeois?

vbspurs said...

Stepford, Knox. Definitely Stepford.

Kirby Olson said...

It used to be that you had to buy several different bottles of spices in order to make pumpkin pie. This was about thirty years ago. Cinnamon was one of these. I forget them all. Now you can buy all ten spices you'll need in a pumpkin pie spices bottle. I think this ability to bundle is a good thing. Efficiency is a good thing. But it's also against the leisurely spirit of the holiday, so I am all confused.

Joan said...

Pie crust is not that big a deal. I don't know why everyone freaks out about it.

I love the "Althouse the pedant" tag. Pedantry is excellent at spotting unintended humor. (Puns really aren't the lowest form.)

Joseph said...

I used to think pie crust was a chore (or at least too easy to screw up) until I learned from Mark Bittman how easy it is with just a few pulses of the food processor.

Floydster said...

Correction: Althouse the pissant.

Gerda said...

Hu-- yellow and still fairly red every day of the year

The Crack Emcee said...

Forget all that:

My Thanksgiving's going to be different this year,...

chickenlittle said...

Such hewed and lascivious behavior here and elsewhere.

EIGHT MORE DAYS! Eight days to the best secular holiday on this godblessed earth YAY!

Victoria: Good for you!

My wife used to keep a running tab on a chalkboard in our kitchen starting the day after:

Only 364 days until Thanksgiving

Only 220 days until Thanksgiving

Only 110 days until Thanksgiving

Only 10 days until Thanksgiving

Makes one yearn for it actually!

ricpic said...

Want an unbrewsed crust? Don't over-knee the dough.

vbspurs said...

Makes one yearn for it actually!

It's a beautiful holiday. Even my wannabe-Native American friend (100% Dutch-American) who says she doesn't celebrate a holiday because it honours the genocide of her people (WTF), can't spoil it for us.

It's about tradition, family and piggying-out. Bliss.

Henry said...

What Joseph said.

MadisonMan said...

My wife makes excellent pie crusts, and I can't eat pie in a restaurant because invariably I am disappointed in the crust at restaurant.

MadisonMan said...

The trick is to give the pie crust a brisk kick that hints of the flaky deliciousness to come.

Gerda said...

Her previous piece on the main course was "Taking a Holiday from Rolling Out Doe."

Ignorance is Bliss said...

If I want a traditional crust, I'll go with a Shoo-Fly Pie. If not, Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie in a graham cracker crust.

Meade said...

And hew a word, professor.

k*thy said...

MM: the trick is lard. Norske's Nook and Monte's Blue Plate come closest to my husbands, in the cherry department. Mmmm, Got Pie?

kathleen said...

the New York Times: all the grammar that's not fit to print

Bill said...

Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Dough

MadisonMan said...

It's heretical to say this, I know, but I've never liked Monty's Blue Plate pies, or Hubbard Street -- I know they're both Food Fight. The taste is just off. The wife does use lard, bought at Hilldale Sentry, a little blue box of Manteca.

Bissage said...

No crusts, huh?

Wow. Talk about your weird coincidences!

It was just the other night that Mrs. Bissage informed me that she will no longer be rolling the dough.

I pleaded with her that the bird just needs a little more stuffing.

But no, it seems she’ll be holding firm this coming holiday season.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Pie crust is best made with lard or a combination of lard and butter.

Mmmmmmmm Thanksgiving.

And for a pie that doesn't need a rolled crust...>>>> Ricotta Pineapple Pie . Anyone can make this one.

traditionalguy said...

Down South Thanksgiving is all about family and hospitality to friends without a family close by. That Thursday morning there is a quiet in the air unlike any other day of the year...literally everyone is off work, the Trucks are all parked and the stores are closed. It is America's Sabbath Rest done once a year.

Synova said...

"It's "hew", not hue or hugh or..."

Thanks. On a normal day I'd probably spell it correctly but once I saw "hue" I knew it was wrong but it was so stuck I couldn't remember what was right.

Crack... as I sometimes say... fish and chicken are vegetables because they don't know when they are dead.

I always cut off the heads of the sunfish we catch because I think it's cruel to scale them alive but it's sort of a futile gesture because the detached head keeps gaping anyway. I pulled the guts out of one and noticed the heart was beating... got the kids for a physiology demonstration... I think the thing beat for half and hour, isolated on the cutting board.

So...

Vegetable.

Joseph said...

Heh. NYT fixed it.

Ralph L said...

Eight days to the best secular holiday on this godblessed earth YAY!
Secular? Who art thou thanking?

Robert Burnham said...

I have a spelling checker.
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

etc., etc., etc.

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