Fairy Tale Food for Thanks

Today is a day to be thankful that:


1. There is a variety of food instead of simply a house (full) of dessert.

2. The cooks both appreciate and use salt, but it is not the only gift they’re serving.

3. There are enough greens without attempting to steal, beg, or barter them from anyone, let alone a witch.

4. Even if someone did ruin the loaf of bread, or side of potatoes, or pie, no one sunk down through the earth to be tortured as a statue in a realm more creepy than hell.

5. Since the family is gathered around the table, you can be sure that you didn’t accidentally imbibe the flesh of your son, sibling, or other relatives.

6. No matter what path you take to your family’s house, or how many wolfish problems you encounter on the way, there’s now insurance for that.

7. If you find a piece of jewelery in one of the dishes, you won’t have to try it on half the people in the realm before returning it to the right owner.

8. Even ducklings that grew up as just ugly ducks still taste delicious.

9. If a piece of food like apple, poisoned or not, becomes lodged in your throat, odds are someone will know and employ the Heimlich maneuver instead of imprisoning you in a coffin-like display case.

10. No matter how sleepy the meal makes you, you WILL wake up in less than a hundred years.


So raise a glass and give thanks that your holidays are not a fairy tale come true!

(Twelve points for every fairy tale reference you know.  Twenty-five points for any more fairy tale thanks left in the comments that fit the theme.)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. turtlephoenix
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 19:33:54

    1. Hansel and Gretel
    2. Love Like Salt (and its variations)
    3. Rapunzel (remember that DVD lecture we watched?)
    4. This sounds intriguing. I have never heard of this. It sounds like something from Dante.
    5. The Juniper Tree
    6. Little Red Riding Hood
    7. Cinderella was the only thing I could think of, but finding a shoe in your food would be quite upsetting.
    8. The Ugly Duckling
    9. Snow White
    10. Sleeping Beauty


  2. wheresmytower
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 20:03:47

    4. The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf by Hans Christian Anderson-he is a creepy, creepy man.
    7. Donkeyskin-so, a version of Cinderella, but it really is a ring. Jim Henson’s Storyteller’s “Sapsorrow” is a cross between Donkeyskin and more modern Cinderella.


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