Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Yeah, yeah, I know! Same stoopid turkey photo as last year, but this year is my turn to prepare the family feast for twenty hungry humans, an armful … even for an (O)CT(O)PUS. Nevertheless, I would be remiss in my duties (Cthulhu forbid!) if I forgot to wish my fellow beachcombers a very Happy Thanksgiving!

So here is a holiday recipe for all fellow beachcombers and visiting trolls, my very own:

4 eggs
1 cup orange juice (or any juice)
4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger

Beat the eggs lightly and mix in the rest of the ingredients. Then add:

1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup candied citrus peels
1/2 cup raisons

Set aside this mixture and prepare the following:

1/2 lb (8oz) wide egg noodles
8 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt

Boil the noodles in water with salt for 7 to 8 minutes. Drain the noodles. To the mixture that has been set aside, add:

6 tablespoons margarine (cut into slices)

Add the noodles to the mixture and mix until the hot noodles have melted the margarine and all ingredients are evenly distributed. Transfer to a well-buttered bread pan and bake at 400 F for 45 minutes. This recipe is faster and easier than it looks and well worth it. Yumm!


  1. How very gracious of you to include the trolls!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  2. Just getting ready to start making the stuffing as I'll have a houseful tomorrow.
    Oh, the chaos! And the noise! And the joy!
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  3. Blogging Dino here with a Happy Thanksgiving to all direct from Gondwanaland. Have been away from Swash Zone for a while, but will return in the near future.

  4. Octo: My husband cooked our feast this year as my Mom is in San Diego visiting my sister. She is lonely because her husband is out on the USS Nemitiz. He'll be gone for a total of 9 mths. I miss my Mom, and my sister of course, but my sister needs someone from our family now.

    My Dad came to my house last night and slept over as he was our guest today for dinner. It was just 5 of us, quite small compared to our normal 20-30. But that's okay, it was good to have my Dad "all to myself"! We played games after dinner, which my youngest son loved, even if he didn't win them all! I won one actually!

    I'm not the cook in my family, my husband is, so I'll pass your recipe onto him, because I do love egg noodles. However, I did try my hand at a Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole this year. It turned out very good, although I'm the only one that really likes Sweet Potatoes!

    All in all it was a wonderful day and I'm very grateful.

    I hope yours was just as good, if not better and your family is doing well.

    I'm sending Happy Cyber-Vibes to Everyone!

  5. I am sad to report, there was no turkey this year at the Octopus residence. Everywhere I looked, at every butcher and supermarket on the beach, the excuse was always the same: All our turkeys are still in Washington.

    So we ate crustaceans instead.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! Do you serve the noodle pudding as dessert or as a side?

  7. A side dish. Some folks enjoy it at room temperature but I prefer it hot out of the oven.

  8. Just returned home a few hours ago, but I hope your holiday was a great one. Peace!


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