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)
- Turkey – thyme, butter, lemon
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Twice baked sweet potatoes
- Garlic Tri-Color Mashed potatoes
- Arugula, Endive and Grapefruit Salad
- Maple glazed carrots
- Garlic and Soy green beans
- Pumpkin pie with bourbon whipped cream
What are your plans for Thanksgiving??