Happy Turkey Day! Well, more like Vegan Stuffing and Pie Day around here. Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but sounds delicious nonetheless!
This afternoon Nate and I are heading up to Park City for a Thanksgiving dinner with friends. We’re actually doing it at the house where my friend Kate house-sits. That might sound odd, BUT we all have tiny apartments, and this house has a gorgeous kitchen with two ovens. No-brainer! There are only six of us, but we are making TONS of food. I can’t wait. I’m bringing lots of tupperware for leftovers!
So far I’m right on track with my big list of dishes to prepare. The pumpkin pie was made on Tuesday night, apple pie and beet hummus last night (the vegan apple pie was a minor disaster… I won’t know how bad until we actually eat it), and stuffing, vegan gravy, rolls and sweet potatoes will be made today. Now you know what I’ll be doing all morning!
Today, like every day of my life, I have a lot to be thankful for. Loving and supportive parents, the sweetest sisters a girl could ask for, and amazing friends. My wonderful boyfriend, who makes me laugh every day, and the opportunity to experience beautiful new places in our country with him. I’m also thankful to have a job that pays the bills and even allows me to buy twice as many groceries as I really should! And I’m thankful for the opportunity to write here and share my ridiculous passion for food with others who feel the same way.
I’m missing my parents and sisters today. Not only do I miss my mom’s cooking, I miss all being together in my parents’ big house. I don’t think I realized that as my sisters and I grew older, we might permanently settle far away from each other. Caitlin and Alban are both in North Carolina, and I’m out here in Utah. Sometimes I ask myself what I’m doing so far away from them! I still have my fingers crossed that someday we’ll all live in the same town and have our babies play in the bathtub together.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to Christmas, when my whole family will pile into my parents’ house, drive each other crazy for a week, and finally escape back to our respective states! :)
This Thanksgiving, as I’m not travelling, I have a whole four-day weekend to cook, ski with friends, catch up on my reading, and just generally fulfill my weekday fantasy of curling up on the couch in the middle of the day. With enormous tupperwares of Thanksgiving leftovers… yum.
Happy Thanksgiving – enjoy the time with family and friends!