21 Nov
2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Needless to say, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Because duh. I don't know if you guys know this about me, but my family is pretty serious about food. Like, we have 14 people over (this year. Sometimes more.) and we have about a dish per person. Not to mention desserts. Six different options. Because why not? Pecan pie, Cranberry-apple pie, Chocolate Cheesecake, Pumpkin pie (duh), Apple Crisp, and Cheesecake Brownies.

For real, though. It's hard to beat turkey and wine. Also turnips.

It's hard to get serious about Thanksgiving without sounding like a total sap, so with regard to the genuine, emotional aspect of the holiday, I'll just say that it's important to appreciate all one has in life on this and every day.  I think the really important part of Thanksgiving for most people is tradition. More than any other day, the events of Thanksgiving almost always have a preordained quality. We go to a certain place, we see specific people, usually the same people every year, we eat special foods. Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what happens over the course of the year, there's a home base; a place to go and remember the simple joys of life. Good food, loving company, and a sense of home.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Hope it's a great one.

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