Friday, November 26, 2010

Xan: Thanksgiving!

We had an epic thanksgiving this year.  In attendance: me, Catherine, mom, dad, Matt L, Tammy Z, and Liz F dropped by too.

Where to begin?  With the turkeys, of course!  Thanksgiving just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without turkey.  I mean, imagine if you showed up to the table and found it bereft of the old gobble-gobble.  And you know what else would be a total mood-killer?  What if you showed up to the table and no one knew where they were supposed to sit?  Like, it would just be a bunch of people wandering around helplessly with nowhere to eat.  Tragic, right?  Tragic like having no turkey.

Well, as exactly one-half of Xan and Catherine, Kitchen Duo (xckd), I am pleased to report that we have successfully planned and executed a groundbreaking strategy for killing two turkeys with one stone.  Behold:

You get the idea.  That's right, turkey cupcake name tags.  Astute readers will recognize the exact likeness of dad's signature in that last one.  Now, since we had 12 people's worth of cupcakes, donut holes and candy corn, we went ahead and made a few extra for the ones who couldn't be here this time:

These are pumpkin cupcakes with gingerbread cookie tails and donut holes for heads.  Seating information has never been so delicious.  By the way, is it just me, or do these turkeys look kinda clueless?  Kinda ignorant of their impending doom?  I guess some of them had longer to live than others.  It was good to be Catherine's turkey this year.  Mom's, not so much.  Tammy's survived/suffered a long time, really no end in sight, probably something to do with the blindness that tends to occur when a turkey is forcibly deprived of its pupils.  In economics, we would say that Tammy Zioux has revealed a preference for animal cruelty.  Yes Tammy, for googlability purposes, it's probably a good thing that I don't agree with you on how your name is spelled.

Anyways, you may be wondering why killing two turkeys with one stone was really necessary, since we were going to have a regular turkey anyways.  The answer is that at xckd enterprises, we don't do turkey.  We do Turbacon:

This method, which I believe originates in some form from grandma, is pretty darn awesome.  This may look like turkey to the uninitiated, but actually it is a sophisticated bacon delivery mechanism.  There is no basting or tenting with foil or white meat overcooking here; no, at xkcd enterprises we have engineered the next generation of superturkey, with bacon seamlessly biointegrated directly into the skin.  I hope I don't need to tell you that this is delicious.

Also on the menu was stuffing, twice-baked potatoes, sweet potato biscuits, cranberry-sauce-from-a-can, herb bread, hot apple cider, brussels sprouts, carrots, corn, gravy, sweet potato fries, apple pie (tammy), and oreo truffles (matt).

Why yes, that is bacon fused to the skin!

I leave you with this:
At Vongsafood, playing with your food is encouraged.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and welcome to the holiday season!

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