Once Upon a Time

When I was a kid, I remember my mother telling me with no uncertainty that I would never be the same as my friends. She told me firmly that all the sadness I felt was nothing, because I was going to do something amazing with my life. At the time I was angry with her for telling me I had to suffer the indignity of being a nerd and “not cool,” but now whenever I feel at odds with my peers, I feel oddly comforted that my path has always been destined to be different.

I’ve found it difficult to not be angry these past few weeks, but I am putting shoes on my feet and moving forward. I was always good at focusing and moving forward as a kid, and I’ve vowed not to lose sight of the things that are important. Moving forward. Making a difference. Being happy.

So. I wrote up my Thanksgiving Menu. I do this every year. I write a list of things. I usually only serve one or two things different from the year before so the menu has a thread of continuity from year to year. This is my list for this year (recipes to follow tomorrow or the day after)

  1. Turkey – thyme, butter, lemon
  2. Stuffed Mushrooms
  3. Twice baked sweet potatoes
  4. Garlic Tri-Color Mashed potatoes
  5. Arugula, Endive and Grapefruit Salad
  6. Maple glazed carrots
  7. Garlic and Soy green beans
  8. Pumpkin pie with bourbon whipped cream

What are your plans for Thanksgiving??

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