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The very best part of Thanksgiving dinner is.. Black olives

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:20 am
by Jocose
Thats right, Black olives..

My mouth is watering at the thought of eating them on this up and coming turkey day.

They're so good by themselves and just when you think they cant get any better, you put some on deviled eggs and you reach nirvana.


Long live Black olives.

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:10 am
by Thoth
Which black olives do you speak of? Ar they those canned black olives, ol cured, kalamata et c?

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:12 am
by Del
If you can get some tiny pickled cocktail onions.... and put them on the hors d'oevres tray next to the black olives.

Take a toothpick... spear an olive and an onion, and eat 'em together! YUM!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:13 am
by Kerdy
I thought the best part was stuffing, especially since I dont like olives.

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:15 am
by tuttle
yack... :barf1: black olives are gross...

but those deviled eggs are delightful... unless...

has anyone ever seen a beautiful deviled egg, you grab it and pop it in your mouth and then realize that some family member hid some sort of horrid unedible product within the glorious yoke mixture? Then you don't want to be rude so you have an awkward look of a smile masking horror as you tenderly chew and force yourself to swallow...

I've learned my lesson...now I test them out on my daughter first...she'll let you know and she's a kid so it isn't as rude... :wink:

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:30 am
by FlyCruiser
I love black olives. I love all olives. They're a gift from God and should be treated accordingly.

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:39 am
by tuttle
FlyCruiser wrote:I love black olives. I love all olives. They're a gift from God and should be treated accordingly.
the same could be said about spiders....but I still step on them...

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:29 pm
by John-Boy
FlyCruiser wrote:I love black olives. I love all olives. They're a gift from God and should be treated accordingly.
Yep. Yum. Olive jam!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:32 pm
by John-Boy
tuttle wrote:but those deviled eggs are delightful...
Yum. I'm a fan.
tuttle wrote:has anyone ever seen a beautiful deviled egg, you grab it and pop it in your mouth and then realize that some family member hid some sort of horrid unedible product within the glorious yoke mixture? Then you don't want to be rude so you have an awkward look of a smile masking horror as you tenderly chew and force yourself to swallow...
When I was a kid, my big sister was making chocolate chip cookies. She had all the cookies for the 2nd batch on cookies sheets ready to go in the oven. When she was out of the room I stuffed hunk of left over turkey stuffing under one of the cookies, then my merry way and forgot all about it. A day or so later my sister got the lucky cookie. She started gagging and spitting all over. I remember the stuffing. Oh happy day!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:39 pm
by MDPiper
FlyCruiser wrote:I love black olives. I love all olives. They're a gift from God and should be treated accordingly.
Word!

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:55 pm
by adauria
Yeah I can definitely get behind that. I love me some olives... and so does my 4 year old daughter. LOVES them. I can get her to eat food she otherwise wouldn't touch by bribing her with olives.

Personally, my hierarchy is green, then black, then stuffed, then cheap black ones in the can.

That said, why are they back? Did they go somewhere?

-Andrew

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:00 pm
by adauria
Nevermind... I see that you said "black" not "back." Funny how the mind and eye work to mess with my thinking.

-Andrew

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:02 pm
by Dug
I do love me some olives, but the pitted ones aren't quite as fun as they were in childhood, when they could fit on my fingertips without splitting. 10 olives + 10 fingers = awesome dinnertime fun (though mom never seemed to enjoy the "alien hands" routine as much as I did).

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:17 pm
by Cleon
:afro: Mmmmmmm.....black olives.
(I've been waiting for a reason to use this emoticon)

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:32 pm
by Kerdy
Dug wrote:I do love me some olives, but the pitted ones aren't quite as fun as they were in childhood, when they could fit on my fingertips without splitting. 10 olives + 10 fingers = awesome dinnertime fun (though mom never seemed to enjoy the "alien hands" routine as much as I did).
My kids did this very thing the other night.

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:37 pm
by FredS
I hate olives.

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:14 pm
by Onyx
Do you marinade the olives? I love them stuffed with chillies... and with chocolate... and pinot noir.

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:19 pm
by Hovannes
When I was a kid I'd put the pitted black olives on my fingertips and pretend they were Coldstream Guards. :D

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:23 pm
by kendrck
FredS wrote:I hate olives.
me too

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:26 pm
by Hovannes
kendrck wrote:
FredS wrote:I hate olives.
me too
Good !! That leaves more for me! :D