I’ve read that Thanksgiving could be awkward in some households, due to the recent presidential election.
I’ve heard that some people hesitate to change their guest list and de-invite such or such cousin or uncle or neighbor.
That would be too bad to ruin the one day when America hits the pause button and eats. Around a table.
As my husband and I were deciding on our 2016 Thanksgiving menu and later running errands, I couldn’t help but remember our first Thanksgiving (s).
My very first Thanksgiving blog post still echoes my feelings about this unique American celebration.
At my home the menu has evolved, reflecting our children’s age, the number of guests, our culinary talents. I always add a new dessert for Thanksgiving. A challenge when old favorites are still requested. But this year one had to go. This is our 2016 menu:
Roasted Turkey and its Cornbread-Sausage with Apples Stuffing
Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree
Garlic and Herbs Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans and Slivered Almonds
Molded Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Chai Pots de Creme
Cranberry Ricotta Cake
My mouth already waters when I think of the leftovers desserts I will polish as I do the dishes.
The last months and last weeks have had a toll on many people and relationships. Yet on Thursday when America will sit down and rejoice we will all be American people.
I wish every one of you a Happy, safe and peaceful Thanskgiving.