My thoughts on life

November 28, 2005


I can finally say that I really enjoyed Thanksgiving this year, and not just because I had a day off. In fact, with as much cooking, dish washing and other preparations, I don’t know if I could call it a day off. The food was wonderful, and for the first time in 10 years or so, I could eat all of it. Ethan and I made roasted squash risotto, wild rice (a lot of wild rice), wild rice soup, a cranberry, orange and apple pie and cranberry ginger ale. Jessi and Chris made corn pudding, two pies, lentil and wild rice pilaf, marinated portobello mushrooms, portobello gravy, mashed potatoes, garlic and herb sweet potatoes, cabbage salad, cranberries, and probably a few other things I’ve forgotten. If anyone says that Thanksgiving can’t happen without turkey, or that it wouldn’t be filling and delicious, they’re dead wrong.

– In a strange turn of events, a Baptist minister and his wife joined us all for our vegan Thanksgiving. They are not vegan but seemed more than happy with all of the food. Towards the end of dinner we were sucked into a discussion about why none of the younger four of us don’t go to church. I wasn’t thrilled with the conversation, but at least no one told me I should be going, or that I was a bad person for not. I won’t say it wasn’t implied, just not said outright. All that aside, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ll have to get some recipes from Jessi for next year.

– It looks like my christmas cactus is about to bloom. I’ll have to keep an eye on it and get pictures. This year its at the top of the shelf, so my cats cat feast on the blooms like they did last year…