Happy Thanksgiving!

No review today, folks. To those of you in the US, I hope you have a great holiday weekend. To those of you outside the United States, please, for the love of all that is good, enjoy the non-Thanksgiving food you get to eat today. Seriously. This holiday has the worst meal. It’s all brown. Also, you should probably appreciate that I am most likely the only American you’ll ever know who hates stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pie…It’s awful. I plan to survive on cornbread and wine, while dreaming of all the foods I would rather gorge on today…

Oh, and if you’re bored and need a holiday-themed book to occupy the time between courses, my all-time favorite is Louisa May Alcott’s An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving. Even though I haven’t spent Thanksgiving with my parents in six or seven years, I still feel a little happier knowing that at both my house and theirs, this little piece of my childhood is being read again.

Be warned: if you share this book with the wrong child, you may be stuck reading it aloud for the rest of your life, long after its charm has worn off. And it’s surprisingly long. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

10 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. No one says you have to eat completely traditional for Thanksgiving. We usually have Cornish hens instead of turkey. Someone should order you Chinese or pizza so you don’t starve!

    1. My friend brought my favorite bagels with him from LA, so I’ve been eating those all morning. Also, he introduced us to Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, which I’ve discovered is good on everything and completely kills my appetite while making me incredibly hyper. Pretty awesome, actually :)

    1. Thank you! A weird, carb-filled meal is definitely better than an ordinary working Thursday, so I will be especially grateful for time off (plus, my Italian heritage dictates that I sneak around putting more garlic in everything, so that should keep me busy ;) )

    1. Oh totally more for you Megan! I plan on hoarding your pecan pie, and my cookies though, and I suspect when combined with copious amounts of wine, that should be more than enough!!!

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