Thanksgiving is without a doubt my favorite holiday. It’s non-commercial, revolves around food, and is all about family and friends. I think another one of the reasons I enjoy it so much is that I want anyone and everyone to come to my house for dinner. I like taking in Thanksgiving “orphans”, as everyone should eat with a family, regardless if it’s their own. On Thanksgiving, everyone is family.
One final reason that I love Thanksgiving is that the food I’ll make on Thursday will be quite similar to what I ate as a child. I cook a lot differently than my mother, but with the exception of a few minor improvements, it’s pretty much what she made 40 years ago. I don’t show off on Thanksgiving and keep the meal simple. Here’s our tentative menu for Thursday, which is as ordinary as you’ll find. But damn, it’s good.
Carrots with maple syrup
Bourbon pecan pie
Everything is made from scratch, but it’s all easy stuff. Did I forget anything? Oh, a little bit of wine, too.
Tell me about your Thanksgiving traditions.