Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving

Missed all the festivities, wife has Covid, She got it 1 week after phizer booster, I am clear. We both had Moderna first 2 rounds. I went for moderna booster. I hope your day was great! Missing turkey and dressing, but not the rutabagas so much.


And you and yours as well. Sorry to hear about your wife.


Hope your wife recovers quickly with no lasting effects… and you avoid it, too!


So far I am fine, wife has more quarantine left. Nothing to serious but ups and downs, Thanks!


Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Hope all is well soon.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well, and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the better half!

And I don’t know that I’ve ever heard rutabagas particularly associated with Thanksgiving.

That makes two of us must be a regional thing.

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Good thing she is fully vaccinated. That should mean a mild case. Still, you two shouldn’t spend too much time together. There’s plenty of time for togetherness at Christmas. Hang in ther @Barkydog and Mrs Barky.


… or–possibly–an ethnic thing.
My mother–whose father was English and whose mother was German–always served Mashed Rutabagas* at Thanksgiving, and I really grew to like them. Occasionally, I still make them today. Mom also served Creamed White Onions at Thanksgiving, and I also loved that dish.

I’m not sure whether those Mashed Rutabagas and Creamed Onions were an English “thing” or a German tradition, but I’m pretty sure that her parents’ countries of origin had something to do with serving those dishes.

*Some trivia: In The UK, Rutabagas are known as “Swedes”.

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Yeah, my MIL always cooked sauerkraut with pork chops in it for my FIL. I think he brought that tradition from Germany when he moved here in the early 1950s.

You may be right I never thought of ethnic.

The rutabagas were a favorite of wifeys father, he was Scottish, That worked out well as her mom did not like mashed potatoes.

I made mashed acorn squash a few days ago with butter and brown sugar. I microwaved the halved and cored squash for 15 minutes, scooped it out, mashed it then added the butter and brown sugar. Way good and very easy.

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Best wishes to you both.

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