11/26 Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to all. It’s a time to give thanks, and take stock. It’s also a time for many to eat.
Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney’s favorite dish? His mother’s homemade stuffing. He wasn’t sure what the secret ingredient was but said she doesn’t use a stuffing mix and breaks the bread apart by hand.
“My mom makes it from scratch and it’s the only thing I look forward to about Thanksgiving,” Barney said. “They usually give me the easy job of corn or cranberry sauce.”
Barney also clarified that his mother’s stuffing isn’t the only good thing about the holiday. The second baseman, who lives in Beaverton, Ore., in the offseason, also enjoys getting together with family at this time of year. He does love the food.
“Her stuffing is my favorite thing about Thanksgiving,” he said.
Cubs TV analyst Jim Deshaies said they celebrate with a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
“I’m a big fan of turnips while the rest of the clan leans more toward the squash,” he said. “My wife is convinced that there is nothing better than squash and cranberries mixed together. Gravy is my favorite food group, so anything slathered in gravy gets the job done for me.”
Safe travels to all.
— Carrie Muskat