We had a simple, non-chaotic, peaceful, beautiful – and perfectly filling – Thanksgiving!
I had gone to Clifton Natural Foods a couple of weeks ago for the tofurkey – and found something called a Celebration Roast as well, which turned out to be the star of the show – so I bought both. (So when it comes times for the Christmas feast, I’ll have another Celebration Roast on hand.) Tofurkey and Celebration Roast both look like a small roll, maybe a chicken breast or something, each being stuffed with a dressing. Tofurkey with sage dressing, the other with a squash dressing.
So I put them both in the roasting pan, and then surrounded them with carrots, potatoes, onions and celery, then sprayed Dr. Bragg’s Aminos – sort of a soy sauce – all over everything, put the lid on and stuck the pan in the oven.
I thus had plenty of time to arrange the table, figure out which of the desserts I had bought from various great places I was going to use, and make sure everything was perfect. Then I got out of my pjs and into black jeans and green shirt, with a beautiful scarf, put on my bracelets and earrings – and grandson Patrick Keegan, his girlfriend Annie and her daughter Layla were at the door. Followed shortly thereafter by son Brian, who spent some time teaching Layla how to play the Charlie Brown theme.
We relaxed for a while, then the food was done. We each talked about what we were thankful for. We ate, talked, enjoyed. No one was stuffed, everyone had lots of energy left for the rest of the day. Totally beautiful. A perfect Thanksgiving.