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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's my contribution to the Thanksgiving table today.

Bean Dip Provencale

Bean Dip Provencale
15 oz can of white kidney beans, drained with 1/3 liquid reserved
1 clove chopped garlic
1/3 cup fresh or 1 1/2 tsp basil
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives

Put everything but the olives in the food processor and whiz.
Pour into a small bowl.
Stir in olives
Serve with breadsticks, crackers, anything you like

Originally from The Big Book of Vegetarian

And really, I can't mention Thanksgiving without bringing up the 40,000,000 animals that were slaughtered in honor of today. Someone else pointed out that's more than the human population of California. Eek! I wouldn't mind hugging a turkey today. They are really quite interesting creatures.


erriott said...

that sounds delicious! i celebrated the holiday by forgetting about it and attending lectures all day. go monarchy!

Jill said...

no wonder the pilgrims fled to holland and then america.

A. said...

I just read a story on CNN about a turkey who thought he was a duck. His owner couldn't bear to eat him!

erriott said...

how did they know the turkey thought it was a duck? i mean, if the critter in question is confused what does that say about his observers?

A. said...

They said he wouldn't hang out with other turkeys and tried to swim like the ducks, imitated eating like them, etc.