Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Orthograph #113 - Don't Ask, Don't Tell

28 comments:

Jodie Anna said...

there's always tofurkey....

This is why I am thankful we celebrate Thanksgiving in October.

Matushka Anna said...

There was a serious benefit to being at an old-calendar parish for a few years...

Tim said...

Ain't that the truth.

@Mrs. Anna-
Tofurkey? Uhm, no! There are just certain lines one does not cross. Like tofurkey.
Or tofu bacon*. That stuff is just.... wrong.


*= Obligatory bacon reference for the day complete

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Isn't this the appeal of Old Calendar? (that and converts actually get to see their family on Christmas and still go to services on Nativity?)

s-p said...

@Tim, yup. Tofu is not meat...unless it was in a cow first. :)

Chocolatesa said...

I'm with Jodie. But I'm definitely gonna try this! http://www.chow.com/food-news/64449/homemade-vegan-tofurkey-that-tastes-good/

Jodie Anna said...

I think I've been misunderstood! I hate tofu...I guess you didn't read the sarcasm between the lines in my *tofurkey comment! No, my suggestion is for everyone to convert to the Canadian calendar, on which Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October - and where I live, it coincides with Oktoberfest! Turkey, sausages, pretzels and beer - Prost!

*no offense to tofurkey lovers intended! ;)

Tim said...

Chocolatesa-

Good luck with that. :D

S-P:
It isn't exactly your traditional meat chart, but it works....
http://zanypickle.com/wp-content/gallery//2010/04/unicorn-meat-chart.jpg

Moore said...

I think that St. Katherine would want us to nosh some bird, Steve!

rebeccaam said...

Perhaps you need to do one of these brilliant graphy things that shows that the openness and lack of self-consciousness about what one eats on Thanksgiving is directly proportional to # of years Orthodox.

Don't ask; don't tell --> Who cares? Pass the drumstick.

Chocolatesa said...

Oh ok, I understood the converting to the Canadian calendar part of it, I'm in Canada too :) That's why I said what I did, but I should have specified I meant about following the Canadian calendar. The tofurkey part of your comment just reminded me of that recipe that I saw the other day and I figured I'd post it if anyone was interested as it actually seems good :P

And I wouldn't actually try to serve tofurkey, no matter how good it looks, to a family gathering, I'll just make it for myself :P

elizabeth said...

Yep, I'm old calendar but in Canada... now how does that work! :)

This made me laugh, thanks.

I know of one bishop who as asked about it and he said something that was minorly circular and did include the question of what do you culturally eat on Thanksgiving? Turkey ... and kind of left it at that :)

We have Thanksgiving in October here, so the question is not an issue... but I still miss my American Thanksgiving! a much bigger holiday in the States!

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Remember they changed the fasting rules for the Aleuts! Gooo St Herman!

s-p said...

I wasn't aware that Canadians ate turk-eh for Thanksgiving too... but then it's like "What WOULD you eat instead?... Sushi?... Nah, maybe prime rib." And yes, the older I get, the less I'm concerned about what I eat on Thanksgiving and who knows about it. If someone wants to look at my dinner table that's OK, I'd rather have them know what's on my table than what is in my heart... Yikes.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have them know what's on my table than what is in my heart

Wrap it in bacon and you can have it both places.

s-p said...

Anon, "Wrap it in bacon"... you're a person after my own heart. :)

babushkajo said...

Baaacccccooonnnnn...mmmmm.

This year I have to be strict on my fasting...long story... :) ....but tofu turkey is not possible in my home.

Urk.

Babushka Joanna

Chocolatesa said...

The "Canadians not eating turkey for Thanksgiving" myth goes along with the "live in igloos" and "hunt seals for a living" :P

margaret said...

From my dim memories of childhood it just feels as if they live in igloos.

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Bacon salt, completely fast-compatible (for those seeking to strain at gnats).

It makes everything taste like bacon. And yes, it really does.

http://www.baconsalt.com/

s-p said...

NH, that is probably the best link anyone has pointed me to in 13 years on the internet. :)

Chocolatesa said...

NH: Ditto to what s-p said.

Michael said...

You have made me smile. I am approving. :-)

joel said...

Sushi at Thanksgiving? What? No! We don't do that in Canada, generally.

In this part of Canada, we eat sushi at the Annunciation!

Anonymous said...

baconsalt?

Atheism weeps.

Fr. James Early said...

The solution to American Orthodox Christians on the New Calendar who want to celebrate Thanksgiving in traditional fashion and yet be faithful to Orthodox tradition is simple: Switch to being an Old Calendarist until all the Turkey is gone, then revert to the New Calendar.

Peter Gardner said...

You know, in 2013, Thanksgiving (in the US) will be the first day of the Nativity fast on the Old Calendar, too.

Hira Animfefte (Xera Anymphefte) said...

@Fr James, that's the perfect solution! :)

Also: mmmmmm, bacon!

Also: Lucky Canadians! :)