Monthly Archives: November 2013

It’s movie night at the Busy-Lazy shack! On tonight’s moviebill is Up, which the boy claims he hasn’t watched in “at least 10 years.” Cuz apparently he hasn’t seen Up since before he was born and/or since before the movie was made.

It’s a really good movie! Highly recommended!

Continuing on Busy-Lazy family Turkey Day tradition, I made day-after-Thanksgiving risotto with sausage ragu for dinner. It’s super-simple to make, but requires a bit of patience. But your patience will be rewarded with super-creamy, amazingly yum risotto, perfect for a cold fall night.

Even though we didn’t have turkey last night, out of sheer force of habit, the night before I made turkey stock, which I used for tonight’s risotto. Busy daddy said it was super-yum. The boy was ambivalent about it. Can’t win ‘em all, I say!

Like our forebears before us, we saw a movie after our Thanksgiving dinner! And Eddie K joined us, too! Cuz, you know, we’re all Asian and stuff, and that’s how Asian peeps roll on Turkey Day, yo. As an honorary Asian peep, busy daddy joined us, too!

We saw Frozen, which was awight for a chick flick. I’m kidding! Everyone knows that chick flicks are awful, obvs. Frozen was pretty much Armageddon meets Tangled, so it was more like an action-slash-horror-slash-fabulous-hurr-dids flick. With snow and stuff. Highly recommended!

I made cornbread stuffed cornish game hens for Thanksgiving dinner, while busy daddy made a bunch of yum sides. We had buttermilk pie for dessert.

For a meal that takes 5evah to plan and execute, it’s always kinda sort of a let down how fast the actual meal goes.

Mini lazy pup was all, “Dude, what’s taking so long with dinner, yo?” And I was all, It’s almost done, sheesh! And mini lazy pup was all, “Most peeps had their Thanksgiving dinners, like, hours ago!!!” And I was all, We’re not most peeps, sheesh!

And mini lazy pup was all, “Imma take a nap on this chair then, lemme know when turkey’s on.” And I was all, Um, we’re not having turkey this year. And mini lazy pup was all, “Wut!?!? When did we become Communists!?!” And I was all, Did you have your meds today? And mini lazy pup was all, “No, not yet.” And I was all, Obvs.

Despite my meh attitude about Thanksgiving this year, it’s actually my favorite holiday. Like, it combines all of the things I lurve, such as and therefore yum eats, hanging out with my family and friends, and patriotism, etc.

I dunno, I guess I’m not really a traditionalist and stuff. The one tradition I like to maintain is making quiche for Thanksgiving Day lunch. It’s super-easy! Here’s how:

  • Sauté some diced mushrooms (I like to use a mix of cremini and shiitake shrooms) in some butter, a pinch of salt, and some fresh thyme leaves until the shrooms are softened.
  • Layer a handful of grated Fontina cheese at the bottom of a pie crust. I usually use a frozen, pre-made pie crust, but I suppose you could make your own?
  • Add a layer of the cooked mushrooms, then add another layer of grated Fontina cheese.
  • For the quiche custard: mix two large eggs plus two egg yolks, a half cup of half and half, a half cup of heavy cream, a pinch of nutmeg, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of black pepper, then pour into the pie crust. Double the quiche custard mixture if you’re making two quiches, obvs.
  • Bake the quiche in a 375-degree pre-heated oven for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the top is golden brown.
  • Voilà! Quiche is super-flexible, like, you can put whatever filling you want, if you don’t care for mushrooms. 

The Busy-Lazy boys slept in on Turkey Day. And by slept in, I mean everyone was up by 6:00 AM. Thanks a lot, Obamacare.

Busy daddy decided to go to an early yoga class cuz, you know, obsessed much? Meanwhile, the boy played Minecraft for a bit while I tidied up the house. It’s not like we’re having guests over or nothin’, so tidying up involved vacuuming and stacking crap in piles.

Busy daddy asked the boy if he was interested in watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the boy was all, “Nah, not interested.” And I was all, Yeah, me neither. And busy daddy was all, “But it’s tradition!” And the boy was all, “Our new tradition should be not watching the Thanksgiving Parade.” And I was all, I second that! And busy daddy was all, “You two are, like, the same person sometimes, sheesh!!!” And the boy was all, “I’m just more awesomer than dad!” 

The boy and I made some blueberry scones for breakfast. And by made blueberry scones, I mean we opened a can of whoop ass (i.e., Immaculate Baking blueberry scones) and tossed them in the oven.

It’s funny how different peeps prep themselves in different ways for Thanksgiving. In case you didn’t know, busy daddy is a white dude, so his pre-Thanksgiving preparation involved going to the gym to allay his guilt for tomorrow’s indulging for a quik-e workout. Meanwhile, the boy and I had sushi for our pre-Thanksgiving dinner, you know, like how our forebears did back in ye olden days.

After dinner, the boy and I braved the crazy mobs at the local Whole Foods to pick up some last-minute provisions. Turns out the crowds at Whole Foods weren’t so bad, although the joint was almost sold out of the Key Ingredient for my non-turkey Thanksgiving feast. Luckily, I was able to push down an old lady and grab the last bits ask the butcher if they had any more of my required ingredients, which they did!

I’m making turkey stock now to accompany my non-turkey Thanksgiving menu. I’m not sure it’ll make any sense but I’m kinda sorta meh about tomorrow’s meal plan, so whatevs.