I'm really struggling with the realization that it isn't July anymore, which is exactly why it seems super weird to be thinking about Thanksgiving. Shouldn't I worry about Halloween first? And Labor Day? Why is it so cold outside?
It doesn't make sense that time can go by so quickly.
In an effort to get my brain to adapt to the calendar, I've been throwing myself at all things seasonal. I let Alexis listen to Christmas music in the car today, you guys. And I survived. (Barely.) I also started baking Christmas cookies (they will hold in the freezer for the next few weeks) and I made up my mind to dine on Thanksgiving day fare early.
Mila was super happy about that idea, by the way. She would like all of the days to include lots of mushy foods like stuffing and mashed potatoes.
I can't say I disagree with her.
I made extras when I made the early Turkey Day fixings because GOBBLERITO! YAHOOOO! I posted this a long time ago, but it's worth bringing up again. All of the Thanksgiving leftovers belong together in a burrito. It's a fact. It says so in the Book of Facts as Written by Mad Mex.
Prepare thyself accordingly.
Turkey or Tofurkey
This is not much of a recipe, but much more of a concoction. A GENIUS concoction, that is.
1. Start by heating up your tortilla.
2. Throw a handful of turkey or tofurkey pieces on top.
3. Stuffing time.
4. Mashed potatoes and gravy, please. (Mad Mex throws some corn in there, too. Personally, I don't think the corn adds anything. GIVE ME MORE MASHED POTATOES, PLEASE.)
5. If you're brave, throw the cranberries in the burrito. If you're not, start folding that burrito and leave the cranberries for the side. Fold up the bottom.
6. Fold over one side and tuck it in all snug next to the good stuff.
7. Fold the other side over.
8. Throw some other food on your plate to make it look like you are fancy and stuff.
9. Wonder why the pilgrims didn't do it that way in the first place. The Gobblerito is a mighty efficient invention that makes Thanksgiving a hands on event.
As it should be.