We remembered the scene in the classic film, A Christmas Story after the family's Christmas turkey is ravaged by a neighbor's dogs:
The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!"There were no animals involved, yet we too had no turkey leftovers.
Thankfully before the holiday, we bought a small turkey that Grenville cooked yesterday. Our "traditional" sides were mashed sweet potatoes (with maple syrup), the classic green bean casserole, and homemade cranberry sauce, but no stuffing (this time).
Now, we have leftovers for all things turkey this week.
This is why we gave up stuffing — to enjoy pumpkin pie for dessert!
|A Christmas Story|
© 1983 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / UA Entertainment
The film is based on short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author Jean Shepherd and based on his book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. The film is based on some of his funniest and most well known stories.