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November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:13 am

Nothing for this week, have a happy thanksgiving!


  1. I am especially grateful this holiday for:

    –John Knox White and Susan Davis, who organized the candlelight vigil on the Friday night after the election;

    –to all the Alameda parents, students, and supportive community members who welcomed Alameda’s students to school following the graffiti incident at Edison School;

    –to all those who worked and voted for fairer treatment of renters under Measure M1;

    –for Malia Vela, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, and the voters who turned out for them;

    –for the passage of Measures RR (BART) and C1 (AC Transit) that will help transit fill needed gaps;

    –for the passage of Measure A1 to build more affordable housing in Alameda County.

    There is, indeed, much to be grateful for, even as we face crises at the national level for the next four years ands gear up to defend justice, human rights, and people who are now considered “unworthy” by the right wing…

    Happy Thanksgiving, Lauren and all!

    Comment by Jon Spangler — November 21, 2016 @ 8:41 am

  2. Make America Great Again, Jon.

    Comment by vigi — November 21, 2016 @ 12:55 pm

  3. vigi, that should be “Make America Grateful Again”….like thank god for the Constitution which may be strong enough to withstand assault by Trump and his Alt Right buddies. Don’t forget to donate to the ACLU this holiday season.

    Comment by MI — November 23, 2016 @ 7:11 pm

  4. Happy Thanksgiving

    Comment by MP — November 23, 2016 @ 7:58 pm

  5. Leftover turkey Jambalaya can often be done easily with no additional shopping.

    Most pantries have oil & flour (for a roux) a can of stewed tomatoes, a bag of rice and a little jar of Cajun seasoning already on hand. There’s a good chance you’ll have some celery ribs leftover from making stuffing, as well as some chicken broth/stock, green onions, green pepper etc from relish tray or other Thanksgiving uses.

    Google a jambalaya recipe, they’re all a touch different but in general it starts with a roux (a much smaller one than you’d use for other Cajun dishes) then add the vegetable trinity, leftover turkey & maybe some browned sausage if you have any, spices to taste, then broth & rice & simmer. Delicious, low effort and a change of pace from the usual turkey sandwiches.

    If you don’t mind the extra work, make a larger & darker roux for turkey etouffe, which is *fantastic* on top of leftover stuffing.


    Comment by dave — November 24, 2016 @ 9:34 am

    • you’ve also got just about everything there, plus that roux, that you need to make a turkey gumbo

      Comment by MP — November 24, 2016 @ 6:40 pm

      • Yes but the jambalaya is less work and if you’re gonna spend 45 minutes making a 2 cup roux, the etouffe goes better w the other leftovers.

        Comment by dave — November 24, 2016 @ 7:19 pm

    • is there a blog called “Alameda Cooks”? If there isn’t, Dave should start one.

      Comment by vigi — November 26, 2016 @ 11:30 am

  6. post #5, just one of the many things I like about Dave. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Comment by John Piziali — November 24, 2016 @ 11:20 am

  7. Thank you, Lauren, for taking the time out of your day and continuing to bring interesting local issues to our attention. Thanks to most of the commenters for bolstering Lauren’s topic so we have a fuller understanding of the issue and it’s proponents and opponents. Don’t get out much now, sometimes this blog is the first time I hear of an issue.

    Comment by Li_ — November 25, 2016 @ 8:25 pm

  8. (Oops, posted in wrong spot first:) .Anyone else see our City Manager on the 5:30 pm Saturday [11/26/2016] CBS Nightly News, defending her support of the UMT, which will probably tax various features of the Internet? The interview made her look like a liar. Hope we follow Pasadena’s lead..

    Comment by vigi — November 27, 2016 @ 4:02 pm

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