Happy Belated Thanksgiving

November 29th, 2013 by Jane Heller

Rhonda's table

This was my friend Rhonda’s gorgeous Thanksgiving table last night….before the feast. There weren’t any food fights this year, just one tiny spat with the evil Mary Ann, who roots for the Dodgers and disparages the Yankees. Since I rooted for the Dodgers in the postseason (for as long as they lasted, which was about ten seconds) and since I didn’t have a lot of ammunition to counter her insults about the Yanks (yes, I trotted out the “But they were all injured” excuse), our annual argument ended after just a few zingers. Mostly we gorged on Rhonda’s turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and green bean casserole, not to mention the apple pie, pumpkin pie and sinfully cake-y pumpkin chocolate chip cookies she made this year, and I was so stuffed by the time we left her house that I could hardly breathe.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday celebration and that we can now look forward to more Yankees news besides the re-signing of shortstop Brendan Ryan, which, while nice insurance, didn’t exactly thrill me. I guess Carlos Beltran is next, although I’m not sure how I feel about that one either. He was a bust in NY with the Mets and he’s not only “old” but often injured. Still, he can hit and play the outfield among the best so we shall see……



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5 Responses to “Happy Belated Thanksgiving”

  1. john says:

    Any spring training plans?

  2. Diane Anziano says:

    That did look like an amazing feast, Jane. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We had just about the same dishes…I guess its a fairly common menu for this holiday. We also had pecan pie and creamed pearl onions. YUM. Anyway, nothing good or bad to discuss about our boys so we’ll just wait. GO YANKEES!!!

  3. john says:

    Missed last year. Hoping March 2014. It will be a very interesting camp next year.

  4. Jane Heller says:

    Hi Diane. Now that we’re all stuffed, maybe there will be real Yankees news. I read Hughes signed with the Twins, but we didn’t expect him to hang around anyway.

    Great if you can go to Tampa this spring, John. I know you’ll be happy to be back. I wonder if you’ll recognize all the new players. Haha.