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Thanksgiving Warm-Up

Wed Nov 26, 2008


Thanksgiving is, hands-down, my favorite holiday. Any day dedicated entirely to eating, drinking, friends and family gets my vote under most circumstances. But Thanksgiving has the added benefit of being about gratitude, and I have a lot to be thankful for.

This will be a special Thanksgiving, the first, I hope, of many with my cousin and her family. It’s long been a dream of mine—complete with long rustic tables piled high with food, kids feeding dogs Brussels sprouts and someone gnawing on a turkey leg under the table—to have a big, family Thanksgiving. Maybe I’ve watched too many romantic comedies, but that’s what I want. Too bad my cousin’s son Max is a self-imposed vegetarian; I can easily imagine his sticky hands wrapped around a turkey leg the size of his head.

I’m not making the turkey this year, and after last year’s debacle with turkey-timing, if we were eating at home I might be making Cornish game hens. This year I’m responsible for some appetizers and dessert, so I’m making white bean bruschetta, butternut squash chips, butterhorn rolls and cinnamon ice cream.

What are you making? Are you trying anything new? What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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3 Responses to “Thanksgiving Warm-Up”

  1. Brooke Says:

    I am making the turkey this year. All 24 pounds of it. God, I hope I budget my time correctly for the cooking.

    I am thankful for so many things this year. My husband, my family, our health. But one thing I’m especially happy for is my friendship with you.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Leah!

  2. White On Rice Couple Says:

    I thought about you all day today. Knowing that you’ll be sharing today with your extended family makes me so very, very happy.

    Big hugs to you on this special day! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. dawn Says:

    This Thanksgiving was so amazing having you guys here. Twenty years is to long. I loved every second of it! I especially your butternut squash chips. YUM! 🙂

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