Culinary no-no #631


Close to 50 million Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving, including our family. Our total driving trip will be 379 miles. Daughter Kyla is competing in the 2019 Mid-America Oireachtas  in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

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What is an Oireachtas?

Within the context of Irish dance, Oireachtas (pronounced “O-ROCK-TUS”) is an annual regional championship competition. Prestigious in its own right, the Oireachtas also serves as a qualifying event for the National and World Competitions.

The Irish word “oireachtas” literally means “gathering”. A convenient mnemonic for the spelling of Oireachtas is “Oh, I reach to a star”.

There are dancers everywhere.

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To some, the Fischer family when it embarks on its trek to the south will be doing  its part to ruin the planet. Guess what the political persuasion of those accusers might be.

Look, everybody on the planet knows the website The Huffington Post is big-time liberal. A recent Huff Post post was written by Alexandra Emanuelli, the associate editor at Clean Eating Magazine.

She writes that a goal of lower emissions in 2020 can’t be reached, and surprise, surprise, blames President Trump for pulling out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. And then she makes this incredibly breathless leap.

“With that in mind, one wonders: How much damage are we doing with our epic Thanksgiving meal every year?”

Emanuelli claims she consulted with, you know, some experts. Right. And what did they feed her?

“It turns out that your food isn’t the biggest holiday culprit of carbon dioxide emissions — traveling for the meal is.”

If you’re on the guilty trip these holiday killers hope you will be then you are to get rid of turkey, asparagus, celery,  and anything not grown locally. And make sure you are “making a beet hummus as a starter and using the beet greens as a braised side, or keeping the tops of carrots and pureeing them into a pesto.”

That would start a riot at any household in my family.

The Huffington nonsense can be read here.

As is usual in the case when the Left spits out ridiculous moonbattery and the Right responds, the Left spins out control, claiming the Right is guilty of distortion.

Excuse me. When someone suggests I opt for a plant-based alternative to the centuries old tradition of turkey on Thanksgiving, my uppity reaction is not going to be one of distortion.

But the Left laments that anyone on the Right dare to rebut when they suggest a  “War on Thanksgiving” is basting. They hate, you, know, free speech, and another side of any discussion if it doesn’t side with them.

The Washington Times: Save the planet — skip Thanksgiving, including this line:

“I’m sorry — but does anyone this side of Loonsville give a rat’s you-know-what about the ‘environmental impact’ of Thanksgiving?”

On November 7, Fox News’ Fox & Friends ran a segment about the Huff Post article.

On Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Another  Fox & Friends First segment.

I’d like to top all that, but I can’t.

So we will drive more than 750 miles over the Thanksgiving holiday, eat everything the treehuggers object to, and not apologize at all or feel the slightest guilty.

Praise the Lord, pass the gravy, keep the meat coming, and Happy Thanksgiving.


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