Flipping channels on the sofa last night brought some interesting results.
First, if you haven’t watched the History Channel series WWII in HD, you really must. Excellent, and not a rehash of oft-seen footage like many WWII docus. I learned an awful lot about the Air Force last night. I had no idea that Andy Rooney (resident curmudgeon on 60 Minutes) was an “embedded” reporter with the 8th Airborne for Stars and Stripes. It was especially heartbreaking to hear his retelling of watching a crippled B-17 bomber return after a mission, unable to lower its landing gear — with the ball turret gunner trapped in his plastic cage on the bottom of the plane. Of course, the plane had to land, and the man was crushed. Horrifying. I also had no clue that the air war in Germany was launched with the sole purpose of preparing the Normandy shore for D-Day.
There are very few WWII vets alive these days (most are in their 90s), and this show gave us three. It was excellent; highly recommended.
Then I happened upon the Food Network’s Thanksgiving program. Ha! Bring on the turkey day recipes. I tag-team watched it with Mavis, and we were texting back and forth during the show about which recipe would be good to try. I think we’ve narrowed it down to two. (Three?)
That brings me to this morning’s burning question: What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods? Care to share? Give a description and maybe we can share recipes. Mavis and I are always in the market to try something new. Come on, turkeys. Give it up.
Speaking of cooking…it’s time to hit the shower, make the coffee, and wait for chef’s assistant Lars to get here. He’s such a good boy.