I’m a Hyper Hypo: The Thanksgiving Edition

8 Oct

There has been much discussion in the family these days about how many desserts is too many desserts. My sister and I, despite being raised by a mother who did not let us have Cap’n Crunch cereal and firmly believes that bread and water make for an excellent post-meal treat (Hi Mom!), really feel that when any kind of a holiday is involved it isn’t really pushing it to have eleventy-hundred desserts. Even DM, when listening to me rattle off various food items to be featured on this Sunday’s Thanksgiving menu, uttered phrases like “three is two more than we need” and “unnecessary waste” when I got round to listing off the desserts. Frankly, I don’t think three is enough and if you can eat pie for breakfast then there shall be no waste whatsoever. So there.

For those of you who are like me and like your turkey with a side of pie and like your pie with a side of brown sugar and maple syrup puree, here are some links:

Banoffee Pie at Bake and Shake

Pumpkin Praline Trifle at Bon Appetit

Pumpkin Chocolate Bread at Canadian Living

Chocolate-Pumpkin Tart at Martha Stewart

Pumpkin Fudge at Southern Living

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie also at Bon Appetit

Pumpkin Spice Scones at Pinch My Salt

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies at CHOW (originally in Big Fat Cookies by Elinor Klivans)

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5 Responses to “I’m a Hyper Hypo: The Thanksgiving Edition”

  1. Ali October 9, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    How is it a waste if it gets eaten?! Dessert for breakfast is a holiday tradition!

  2. Karen a.k.a Mom October 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm #

    Are testing to see if I read your blog.
    I don’t believe I ever made anyone eat bread and water as a post meal.
    You know what happens at our house after Thanksgiving…..too much food, followed by napping, followed by stomach due to many desserts. And, nobody wants to take home the leftover except for Dan and Shervin, who don’t let anything go to waste including moldy Hostess cupcakes. P.S. I look every day to see if you have updated your blog by the way

    Mom

  3. danmalleck October 9, 2008 at 7:26 pm #

    Hey, don’t lump me in with that oddball Shervin. Moldy Hostess cupcakes indeed. I tried to get through all the leftover lime butter cream and chocolate cupcakes that used to linger here, but I’m only human

    I tried to explain the whole dessert-comes-after-a-massive-meal thing, but Kim’d have none of it. Or Nunavit. Or baked Alaska. Maybe chocolate “moose.” Or whale blubber pie. I don’t know.

  4. Kim October 9, 2008 at 8:33 pm #

    Sarcasm, Mother! Put up a few links and the lurkers crawl out of the woodwork…

  5. Lindsey a.k.a. sister October 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm #

    Well, well, well….first of all I’d like to say that Cap’n Crunch wasn’t the only thing that was not aloud to be had….penny candy, chocolate…..damn I had to get up in the middle of the night and sneak some candy my mom thought she hid on me for a Gingerbread House. This caused me to go bazerk after trying even a little bit and everyone found me in my underwear passed out with candy guk all over my face in the morning! I know that some of you may argue, “Well, you were a super hyper kid….eating any kind of sugar, red dye #3, or even cough syrup, would make it 100 bajillion times worse!” To you I say, (with a Shaniqua accent), Oh no you didn’t…you don’t KNOW ME, don’t talk about me behind my back”.
    And in conclusion…dessert for breakfast is almost better then dessert for dessert…man, I had pumpkin pie for breakfast this morning….. I love you Thanksgiving! If it wasn’t for the Pilgrims and Indians, none of us would be enjoying desserts this week end…well, that may not be entirely true…..

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