The Holiday Vegetable Loaf Was Tofurkying Up Thanksgiving Decades Before Tofurky!

Holiday Vegetable Loaf: The Mother of all Tofurkys.Who would’ve thought that working down the food chain and going veggie was happening long before it was cool. Not sure how quickly I’d pounce on this meatless Holiday Vegetable Loaf but I do like that it’s on a bed of mashed potatoes. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your leftovers – XO XO Jubbling. [Boing Boing]


This Thanksgiving, 203 Million Pounds Of Edible Turkey Meat Will Be Thrown Out.

Thanksgiving turkey waste

“Why do we have to eat turkey at Thanksgiving? Why can’t we have chicken katsu instead?
Harry, November 19, 2012

For my son Harry, turkey meat can best be described as his barf-inducing kryptonite and it turns out that he’s not the only one avoiding turkey at Thanksgiving. According to US Department of Agriculture figures, US consumers throw out a crazy 203 million pounds (35%) of edible turkey meat each Thanksgiving. Yes we could all make more of an effort to NOT throw out our leftover turkey by saving fridge/freezer space for it in advance or by purchasing a smaller bird. But if Harry could decide, we’d dump the turkey altogether and switch to a Thanksgiving chicken. USDA numbers support this move by showing that Americans throw out 15% of the edible chicken meat – 60% less waste than turkey***.

Hopefully Harry won’t use this data and throw Jubbling back in my face in order to make his case for Thanksgiving chicken. He may be successful because having Jubbling thrown back at me is my kryptonite. []

***Sorry vegetarians and vegans. I couldn’t find numbers on Tofurky.


If Thanksgiving Had A Groin, It Just Got Kicked By Black Thursday Sales.

Black Friday sales are nuts and retailers agreed. How did they cure the crazy? They moved the mayhem to Thursday night – Thanksgiving! Here’s a short-list of stores bucking Black Friday for Thursday this year:

  • Wal-Mart – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Sears – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Toys R Us – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Target – 9:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day

Black Thursday will be a success and people will gladly forgo an opportunity to relax and spend a peaceful Thanksgiving together in order to get a great deal on a Furby or LeapPad2. It’ll be another win for retail and consumption unless consumers decide this is too much and avoid the Black Friday Thursday sales.

So please stay home, watch some of the Black Friday videos from last year and be thankful. The more we attend these unnecessary events, the earlier in the year they’ll get. Black Halloween – your next. [Gizmodo]