Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some facts about Thanksgiving.....


Some of it useless.....

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota is the top turkey-producing state in America, with a planned production total of 52 million in 2009. Just six states—Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri and Indiana—will probably produce two-thirds of the estimated 272 million birds that will be raised in the U.S. this year.

The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys—one fifth of the annual total of 240 million consumed in the United States in 2008—were eaten at Thanksgiving.

In a survey conducted by the National Turkey Federation, nearly 88 percent of Americans said they eat turkey at Thanksgiving. The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds, which means some 690 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the U.S. during Thanksgiving in 2008.

The cranberry is one of only three fruits—the others are the blueberry and the Concord grape—that are entirely native to North American soil, according to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long. It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust.

Now cook the turkey, make the pie, consume a obscene amount of calories and promise to go on a diet after the 2nd piece of pie......

Yeah sure!

Remember that this day is one which we should observe more than just in November, we should be thankful through out the year. There is always something to be thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving.


4 comments:

Bob Mrotek said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Tancho, and don't forget to gobble, gobble, gobble :)

Leslie Limon said...

OH, the things I could make with that much pumpkin!!!

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Señor! :D

Calypso said...

The Birds the Word Tancho - Hope you had a great one amigo!

Don Cuevas said...

We skipped the turkey dinner, and had Mole de Olla and Consomé de Pollo for breakfast at Tamales Any; then a lunch at Doña Licha's of Cecina de Yecapixtla and my other half had Pozole Verde.

This was in Zihuatanejo on the 26th of Noviembre.

Saludos,
Don Cuevas