As I sit here typing at the computer, I'm chewing on the last leg of the two turkeys I made for Thanksgiving. Oh, we had a jolly day with all the family home, minus one son and one fiance'. There was lots of delicious food and I must say, I enjoyed the flavors and textures of this year's dinner more than any other. I think it has to do with the fact that Hubby and I have been eating healthier -- no sugar, not much starch, and mostly eating meat & veg. It's a great way to eat and feel good, but I admit that I really looked forward to the country dressing, the cranberries and the pumpkin pie. I was not disappointed. Today, we're back to the everyday food of our everyday lives. The goodies were all packed away and sent home with the kids who will appreciate nibbling on leftovers this weekend.
Back when I was a young mom with lots of kids at home, I loved Thanksgiving Dinner mostly for the leftovers. I made enough food so that I didn't have to cook for the next couple of days. It was glorious to have time to do some of the things I wanted to do without having to stop and cook meals. The family was free to graze from the fridge and I was free to sew or embroider or read.
This weekend I will carry on the tradition of spending some time doing those same creative things. Because I am a responsible, first-born, I have finished up my bookkeeping in the office first so I can spend the afternoon reading Little Women and drinking hot tea, thanks to the suggestion of the Left-handed Housewife. I've wanted to read that book during the Christmas season for years and years, and never have gotten to it. Today, however, is the day that I will begin it. I am so looking forward to it! I also have another tea towel on the hoop and I will spend some hours stitching on it too.
I hope you all had a happy, bellyful of Thanksgiving, and I hope you'll have a weekend of enjoying special-to-you things to do -- even if that means a nap. A nap sounds lovely too, doesn't it? Now I'm going to throw the dog a bone!