Big Al Shakespeare dipped his pen in ink and churned out this master piece last Thanksgiving, for all of you who might have missed it…enjoy and happy Thanksgiving from the JG team
Despite My 6’4″ 135 lb shredded frame (shut up Leer) I’m not, nor have I ever been a big fan of Thanksgiving. Now how in the world can Big Al not be a fan of Thanksgiving, you’re probably asking yourself? Well I’ll tell you, and no it has nothing to do with the politics behind the whole holiday… it’s literally just me not giving a damn about a day dedicated to being glutinous. I’m a MF’ing adult, don’t tell me when I can eat and that I can devour as much as I want too yo. That’s called Tuesday’s for me.. better yet I do that shit whenever I feel like it (also when my broke ass has the money for it).
Yes I know the main reason for Thanksgiving is to be thankful and grateful… Charlie Brown taught me that, but this is a food blog. So I’m focusing on the food aspect you dweebs (sidenote: Dweebs isn’t used nearly enough anymore, I’m gonna try & bring that back). Also I think it might be something subconsciously telling me not to eat so much on that day because people will be watching, waiting & then inevitably asking me “Well DAMN how much you gonna eat?”… “Alan you not full yet?!”…”What number plate you on big fella?”… “DAMN you sure can put it away can’t you?”… “How much you weigh now?!”. Well Uncle Lou how about you STFU, mind your business, & pass the stuffing that’s how much I weigh…. fucking dweeb (told you I’m bringing it back). Another reason I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving is because I’m not a fan of turkey, yes I know there’s ham, chicken etc. but when you think ff Thanksgiving you think of turkey. I mean the holidays nickname is literally “Turkey Day”.
*Akeem from Coming To America voice* Although I’m one of the head Board Members/Founding Fathers of P.S.B. (PORK SWEAT BOYS, WE ALL WE GOT) I’m actually not crazy about ham during Thanksgiving either. Now some leftover ham I’ll kill that all day! Ham sammiches, ham omelets, ham salad, green eggs and ham… the list goes on and on, but eating it freshly cooked was never my thing. I certainly will still eat SOME of the ham on Thanksgiving but not a lot of it.
My family celebrates Thanksgiving a tad bit different then the “norm”, actually come to think about it we celebrate it the way it should be celebrated. We always go to Brooklyn to celebrate with our family up there. Now the thing that makes it so different is that there has been times where I’ve seen 50+ people just spread out and about in two separate Brownstones. Luckily they’re next to each other… within that group of people you’ll find some family, extended family, friends, lovers, neighbors, coworkers etc. Within that there are different races, cultures, and religious beliefs. You never know, you may be sitting there with someone who is Filipino, someone who’s Dominican, Puerto Rican, Jamaican, African, Targaryen.. you just never know. For the most part they also bring dishes that stem from their respective backgrounds, making it a real eclectic affair. Okay with all that out the way let’s get to the main point of this damn post, here’s my guide to Thanksgiving.
TOP 3 ITEMS ON BIG AL’S PLATE
3 ITEMS THAT BETTER NOT SHOW THEIR FACE ON MY PLATE
BIG TURKEY DAY POLLS FROM BIG AL
While coming up this piece of written art I decided to do some good ol’ fashioned journalism and polled 10 of my coworkers. I asked them what’s their top 3 favorite and least favorite items at the Thanksgiving dinner table, here are the results:
As far as desserts go… I’m not a light skin male named Kenny or Bill so I really could care less about dessert but to keep with the spirit of the post here are my top 3 desserts that Big Al would partake in:
This concludes Big Al’s Guide to Thanksgiving. I enjoyed it because you probably won’t get another post, aka this fine art, until 2018. As always if my opinions get your blood boiling and you think I’m just flat wrong… too bad dweeb, this is my damn post. If I don’t want to eat your aunties dry ass turkey I’m not gonna eat turkey dammit. If I want my whole Thanksgiving meal to consist of nothing but sides I will do just that…. Why?! Because I’m an adult & I pay my MF’ing taxes. Hope you all enjoyed the art & if you see Terry around anywhere wish him Happy Holidays & let him know “HULK HOGAN I’M COMING FOR…. well ya’ll should know the rest.