Once again, I’m extremely grateful for good cooks (who also happen to be great friends) who have taken me into their home on this day for the last several years. I personally am not much of a cook, but I have done an extremely good job of befriending those who not only enjoy cooking but are also VERY good at it. The menu included:
– two turkeys (one roasted, one deep fried – YUM!!!)
– two sweet potato dishes (one with marshmellows, one with onions and polish sausage – YUM!!!)
– green bean casserole (of course)
– a squash & chick pea dish
– creamed spinach
– gravy (with and w/o giblets)
– cranberry fluff
– jellied cranberry sauce
– …and lots more food that is floating in my tummy that I’m clearly forgetting*
The wine and laughs flowed as freely as one could ever wish. P called from Iraq to wish his family Happy Thanksgiving and reminded us all to be thankful that our loved ones were still safe on this day. I continue to be immensely grateful for my east coast friends who have become my family and understand me a great deal more than the people with whom I share DNA. I am thankful for my family and continue to wish I could be a better daughter and forge a better relationship with my mother while she is still with me.
*There was also supposed to be a Honeybaked Ham, but there was a teensy weensy incident that involved someone forgetting they’d set it on top of their car then driving off.