Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband, Part III

This time Bob and Bettina are getting ready for their first Thanksgiving holiday together in the continuing saga of “A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband (with Bettina’s Best Recipes)” by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron.

The weather is getting cold and Bob enjoys coming home to a nice, blazing fire.

Chapter 88: The Hickory Log (Bob arrives home at the end of his work day to be greeted by a ‘cheerful blaze’)
Bettina: “Isn’t the log burning well?”
Bob: “I wondered if we could use one of our new logs tonight – thought about it all the way home!
(Hmm, Bob gets kinkier and kinkier as time goes by with his new wife. Bill and Monica had their cigar, Bob and Bettina have their ‘log’ – burn, baby, burn)

Chapter 91: A Thanksgiving Dinner in the Country
(Bob and Bettina go to Aunt Lucy’s house for Thanksgiving)
Bettina, speaking to Bob about who will be there: “Thanksgiving seems more natural with children at the table, I think. And those are the liveliest, rosiest children!”
Aunt Lucy, directing the carving: “The children first, John.”
(Apparently the newlyweds have now resorted to cannibalism. Yum – rosy children for dinner’s first course!)

In case you were wondering, this was the menu for Thanksgiving back in Bob and Bettina’s time:
Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Oyster Dressing
Mashed Potatoes
Creamed Onions
Cranberry Frappe
Bread and Butter, Celery
Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce (if you’ve never made plum pudding, it uses suet – yuck!)
Nuts and Raisins

Next up is Christmas with Bob and Bettina. Stay tuned…

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