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Chestnuts are Overrated and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 22nd, 2009 by jennyonthespot

It’s that time of year again. It is the time of year our we lose our minds.

No?

Cooking, and list-making, and cooking, and present planning (or shopping if you are on the ball like that and I hate you), card sending and pie buying making.

Not only is it a time of year we reflect on the things we are thankful for… it is also a time of year we do stupid things…

LIKE DECIDE TO MAKE RECIPES WITH PEELED CHESTNUTS.

That’s what happened to my family last Thanksgiving.

My brother-in-law found a stuffing recipe he wanted to make for Thanksgiving. The recipe (by Martha Stewart) called for boiled, peeled chestnuts.

*coughcough*

I used Twitter to document the peeling of the cursed boiled chestnuts:

• 8:28 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve: Attention fellow domestic goddesses: Marta Stewart has a flippin’ STAFF to peel her pounds & pounds of precious chestnuts! *fingers cramping*

• 8:40 p.m.: I mean, Martha Stewart. This is absolutely ridiculous.

• 8:51 p.m.: And now my thumbs are not only nail-less, but also paralyzed.

I sacrificed the sacred use of my opposable thumbs for this sad little pile of chestnut shells:

It’s that time of year again. It is the time of year our we lose our minds.
No?
Cooking, and list-making, and cooking, and present planning (or shopping if you are on the ball like that and I hate you), card sending and pie buying making.
Not only is it a time of year we reflect on the things we are thankful for… it is also a time of year we do stupid things…
LIKE DECIDE TO MAKE RECIPES WITH PEELED CHESTNUTS.
That’s what happened to my family last Thanksgiving.
My brother-in-law found a stuffing recipe he wanted to make for Thanksgiving. The recipe called for boiled, peeled chestnuts, by Martha Stewart.
*coughcough*
I used Twitter to document the peeling of the cursed boiled chestnuts:
• 8:28 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve: Attention fellow domestic goddesses: Marta Stewart has a flippin’ STAFF to peel her pounds & pounds of precious chestnuts! *fingers cramping*
• 8:40 p.m.: I mean, Martha Stewart. This is absolutely ridiculous.
• 8:51 p.m.: And now my thumbs are not only nail-less, but also paralyzed.
I sacrificed the sacred use of my opposable thumbs for this sad little pile of chestnut shells:

The stuffing was quite yummy… except for the chestnuts.

So. What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Are you going to be peeling chestnuts and rolling-out pie crust, or opening a box of Stove Top and peeling plastic off a frozen pie crust? I’ll give you one guess what I’ll be doing…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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3 Responses to “Chestnuts are Overrated and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!”

  1. wendy Says:

    I just saw a recipe including chestnuts and thought NO WAY JOSE! I’m doing the usual pecan pie (store bought pie crust dough now, surprisingly good!) and sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top. Mmmmmmmmm. No shelling anything!

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