Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Appreciation

I love looking through those odd catalogs you get--Sharper Image is the high end, Lillian Vernon the middle end (if the middle can be said to have an end) and there are a couple of definitely lower end ones--at the odd things people invent and put out for sale. Who decided that a pith helmet with can-holder and built in straw was a good idea? Or a pith helmet with a tiny battery operated fan in the crown, to cool ones sweaty brow?

So I note with reverence the passing of Eugene Beals -- inventor of turkey pop-up timer. Who among us has not peered anxiously into the oven to see whether the little red button on the Thanksgiving Butterball had popped yet? I just think it's swell that Mr. Beals came up with the idea, and swell that he is celebrated for it posthumously. The fact that I usually use my grandmother's method of testing a turkey for doneness (is the juice of the thigh clear, with no bloodiness? Your turkey is done) in no way diminishes my appreciation.

3 Comments:

Blogger C. F. Blog said...

Wow, you are making me hungry.

Tell me are you a cranberry person made by scratch or cranberry from the can?

8:02 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Oh, made from scratch. My brother in law gave me his terrific recipe for cranberry sauce with dried apricots; it almost makes the turkey unnecessary.

9:03 AM  
Blogger C. F. Blog said...

Sounds yummy :)

1:31 PM  

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