::AND THEY CAME WITH A SPORK! ::
Thanksgiving. Ah, the food. The family. The laughter.
Members of my immediate and extended family all live pretty close to Dallas, so we see each other at least every month or so; about twenty of us gathered at my aunt's house for our Thanksgiving luncheon, but about that many will be at my grandma's tomorrow for the December birthdays celebration.
This year, I made a pumpkin dump cake (which I refer to affectionately as "pumpcake"), and my brother Josh made fried-mashed-potato balls. My dad fried a turkey -- yum2
-- and the leftover grease was used to turn the potatoes, cheese, and crunchy batter into a dreamy, artery-clogging treat:
I brought Jones Soda Holiday Pack
, which featured such yummy carbonated flavors as Brussels Sprout with Prosciutto, Cranberry Sauce, Turkey & Gravy, Wild Herb Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie. Strangely enough, my brother brought me a Holiday Pack, so we had two sets. Heh.
If you ever get the opportunity to consume these sodas, don't
. The only tolerable one was Cranberry Sauce. The rest made me glad I don't have a strong gag reflex. Especially the Brussels Sprout one. Honestly, I don't know if I'll ever have a pleasant reaction to their distinctive photo-featuring bottles.
UPDATE: Ookami Snow
has a better review, complete with video! Link