‘Thanksgiving wouldn’t look real without stuffed turkey, so here is my version of the traditional holiday chef-d’œuvre. Happy Thanksgiving, Beautiful People!
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued an historic document that started with the following words:
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.
The Proclamation continues:
I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
President Lincoln has set the day apart for us by making it a National Holiday – great! But he also requested that we observe it, and how do we do that? By eating lots of turkey and stuffing – not the turkey but our own bellies! – with “the blessing of fruitful fields?” Somehow I doubt…
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