Thursday, November 24, 2022

No Thanksgiving for us today

We won't be celebrating Thanksgiving today, for the very simple reason that I'm working and will be too slammed to do anything else.

We'll have our feast on Sunday. Already I have the turkey defrosting in the refrigerator (it's been living in our freezer for literally two years).

We'll also spend this weekend counting our blessings, of which we have so many it's hard to know where to start.

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers! Check in and let us know how your celebration went.


  1. With you in spirit today.
    Our family just doesn't do these things anymore. We got old, and the last few times everyone drove for hours to eat together at one of those all you can eat places, then drove off for hours in various directions to go back home.
    We'll speak on the phone today.

    My tummy can't take all that rich food of various kinds anymore anyway. So I do Thanksgiving Week, so as not to feel deprived. And some things get changed up instead of being in traditional form.
    Today lunch will feature a huge salad of spring greens with apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, blue cheese, and whatever else looks good. It will been paired with a chicken and dressing concoction I came up with years ago where a lot of zuchinni got sauteed up with the celery and onions to go in with the cornbread and other stuff. Used far less cornbread but never missed it, so it's almost like a keto dressing. And tastes much better. I've always been allergic to all those canned soups and stuff most people use so no one will get their feelings hurt to see me not eating it.
    Tonight will be a grilled meat and veggies with a cup of pumpkin stuff (like pie sort of) as dessert, but it too will be almost keto.
    I'm not on a keto diet, but aging means you just don't burn off the calories as quickly or easily as once upon a time. We can still have it all, and do it all, just more slowly, and cautiously.
    Years ago, someone dear to our family died of a massive coronary after a day of Thanksgiving with much food. If your tummy is too full and you go to bed, it can put a lot of pressure on other organs and send you to the ER or worse.
    I hope everyone has a wonderful time of Thanksgiving, lots of love, and doesn't overindulge. There will probably be plenty left for later!

  2. Thankful for you, Patrice. As for me and the hubs (just us two since our migration ten years ago from the great white north, to a small beach town in Florida), we had Korean Ground Beef Bowls! I hope you enjoy the turkey when you get to it.

  3. Our Thanksgiving meal was pork roast w sauerkraut. Not very traditional but good.