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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-11-25 07:43
Subject: [food|photos] The post-Thanksgiving feast
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Yesterday ten of us got together for a post-Thanksgiving feast. My parents were back from Texas, Team E— was home from their travels, and H— was available. That meal was so good it hurt.

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The menu was incredible. Team E— smoked a pork butt, spiced with rub special #1 augmented with ginger, black pepper and a touch of cinnamon. [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my mom) made knot rolls (again) and caesar salad. Jersey Girl in Portland made potatoes au gratin and carrots poached in butter with ginger and garlic. H— made Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish (which was righteous when matched up with the pork butt), and a very nice cranberry ring. My (step)mom brought roasted Brussels sprouts and Mama Dudley cake (think devil's food carpet bombed with fudge icing). I made roasted potatoes. Plus we had leftover apple pie from Thanksgiving.

The smell and taste trumped even my food issues. I ate the first full meal I've managed in weeks. ZOMG was it good...




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mlerules: beach
User: mlerules
Date: 2012-11-25 15:58 (UTC)
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Keyword:beach
Yumbo - and huzzah for you eating a full meal!
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User: ch0c0lateaddict
Date: 2012-11-25 17:39 (UTC)
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You must live a very happy life...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-11-25 17:53 (UTC)
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When cancer and chemo permit, actually, yes I do. ;)
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User: ch0c0lateaddict
Date: 2012-11-25 18:32 (UTC)
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I didn't know, sorry. I hope it gets better.
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Jay Lake: cancer-hereafter_is_closed
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-11-25 18:47 (UTC)
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Keyword:cancer-hereafter_is_closed
Oh, nothing to apologize for! I've had Stage IV colon cancer for four and half years, now on my third metastasis. I've had time to get used to it...

(And if you're ever curious about the disease, I have documented my cancer experiences in excruciating detail on the blog, using the 'cancer' tag. There's an index on my WordPress instance here:

http://www.jlake.com/?page_id=16852&preview=true

It's all good.)
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User: ch0c0lateaddict
Date: 2012-11-26 09:45 (UTC)
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Thank you :) I'll read it.
Anyone who goes through cancer has my respect. I'd love for us to talk more often :D If you have the time.

Edited at 2012-11-26 09:47 am (UTC)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-11-26 13:40 (UTC)
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Sure. Drop me a note. jlake(a)jlake.com But put a meaningful subject line on it. I get a lot of spam with subjects like "heya", and if I don't recognize the email address, I can be quick on the delete.

Warning: chemo makes me a very irregular correspondent, thanks to brain single-threadedness and lack of energy.
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User: ch0c0lateaddict
Date: 2012-11-25 17:40 (UTC)
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Does your mom want to take someone new in? I won't bother anyone. I'll just sit in a corner and eat all day.
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russ: wrocławski znaczek
User: goulo
Date: 2012-11-25 21:30 (UTC)
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Keyword:wrocławski znaczek
Anna cooked Brussels sprouts (plus other goodies) for our little semi-traditional Thanksgiving. Quite tasty, they were! :)
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-11-26 01:37 (UTC)
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Yay for food so good even cancer can't ruin it. That's a pretty impressive feat.
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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2012-11-26 05:51 (UTC)
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Leftover apple pie? What is that?
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