Ah, Turkey Day! Regardless of where you are, or what you are doing, I bet you are thinking about turkey. Turkey, turkey, turkey. And now you definitely are! I’m so tricky.
I realize that other countries and cultures have similar holidays and celebrations, but you have to admit that American Thanksgiving is a pretty awesome holiday.
I love the Turkey Day spread so much that every year, I vow to make it more than just the once. I’ve made what I call Thanksgiving Light, which is not light as in low fat, but is more like Thanksgiving with a few corners cut, store bought potato rolls, instant mashed potatoes, and skip the turnips all together. It’s always pretty yummy, but it’s never as good without all the sparkle, the pizzas that goes along with a holiday.
This makes me wonder about how other people celebrate Turkey Day. Do most people eat a light breakfast, no lunch, and an early dinner? Do most people start drinking wine two hours before dinner on an empty stomach to produce absolute loopiness? In my family, things like forgetting to serve the peas, leaving the stuffing in the oven, cutting oneself with the carving knife, and crying are all part of the holiday festivities. Of course the wine is always to blame.
Perhaps I should lay off the drinking this year! But what fun would that be? My holiday wish for you is that there is no forgetting, burning, cutting, or crying on your Turkey Day this year.
Happy Turkey Day! Unless you are a turkey, in which case: I love you, and get in my belly!