BYU Wins Holy War

BYU Wins Holy War
George, like Collie and Harline before him, is now still open!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Wife's Outburst: Thanksgiving Editon

It is Thanksgiving time again. Thanksgiving was originally a harvest celebration that lasted three days. Thanksgiving was not officially held on the fourth Thursday of November until 1941.

The first feast included:
Seafood: Cod, Eel, Clams, Lobster
Wild Fowl: Wild Turkey, Goose, Duck, Crane, Swan, Partridge, Eagles
Meat: Venison, Seal
Grain: Wheat Flour, Indian Corn
Vegetables: Pumpkin, Peas, Beans, Onions, Lettuce, Radishes, Carrots
Fruit: Plums, GrapesNuts: Walnuts, Chestnuts, Acorns
Herbs and Seasonings: Olive Oil, Liverwort, Leeks, Dried Currants, Parsnips

The first feast did not include:
Ham, Sweet Potatoes/Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Cranberry Sauce, and Pumpkin Pie

I don’t think I would have enjoyed the first Thanksgiving. Half of the items on the menu I don’t like. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and green bean casserole. They did not even have pie. How un-American is that? At least they had turkey.

Here are some helpful tips to avoid falling asleep during the big football game:
1. Eat small, healthy meals (try to limit junk foods) throughout the day before you sit down for your big meal — don't starve yourself in anticipation of the feast to come.
2. Have small portions of foods that are part of your Thanksgiving meal (including whatever veggies are on the table).
3. Try not to take in too many carbohydrates.
4. Drink water and take breaks while you are eating to see how full you've become.
5. Stop eating once you're full — there will always be leftovers tomorrow.
6. Finally, take a walk outside afterward to digest your meal. This will make you feel better than crashing on the couch (Source:

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