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Sitting down together as a family for Thanksgiving dinner has been a longstanding tradition as far back as I can remember, but one specific meal stands out more than any other. As my two siblings and
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"Always Check Your Gravy!"

posted at 11/20/2008 9:47 AM EST
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Sitting down together as a family for Thanksgiving dinner has been a longstanding tradition as far back as I can remember, but one specific meal stands out more than any other. As my two siblings and I sat down with mom and dad for a traditional meal, the scene was set for dinner on a day focused on praising God for all our blessings. After grace we began passing the main dishes around the table- turkey, stuffing, beans, rolls and of course mashed potatoes. With my plate perfectly proportioned, I proceeded to put the final touch of brown gravy over the potatoes and, along with everyone else, I was ready to dig in. Because I seldom waited until others had their plates full and had starved myself for 12 hours leading up to the big meal, I began the shovel movement from plate to mouth enjoying every staisfying bite of thanksgiving dinner. As I sat back in preparation for a first quarter timeout, my sister was ready to take her first bite, but noticed the slight movement of small white particles in her gravy (the same gravy that I had already eaten plenty of). Taking a closer look, she carefully identified these moving particles as white maggots. Her evaluation was confirmed by others at the table, and all eyes turned to me as having been the one already ingesting a good potion of the gravy. It was deduced that Mom had used a powdered gravy mix from the cupboard which must have been opened for months, maybe years and had not noticed these white chunks as anything other than normal. As we poured the gravy onto a plate it became apparent that as many as 100 white worm maggots were alive and well in the thanksgiving gravy. The same maggots that I had unknowingly ingested minutes earlier. Although extremely "grossed out", I suffered no lasting physical ailments from the famous "maggot meal". Rest assured from that point forward and still today, I take a close look for floating or swimming debris in my gravy before digging in. Happy Holidays, and check your gravy!

"Always Check Your Gravy!"

posted at 11/20/2008 12:59 PM EST
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Yuck! Grossed me out!!!

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