Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday. It really isn’t even close. I mean, what’s not to like? Family, friends, and a schmorgazborg (I’m pretty sure that not a real word) that lasts well past the Thanksgiving dinner itself.
At CU, we have the full week of Thanksgiving off of school. So, most students head home and spend time with their families, and away from their studies. Finals are beginning to lurk on the horizon, so I for one really enjoyed the time to decompress.
Personally, my family and I went to Ann Arbor, MI to visit my Dad’s sisters and mother. It was a great time, highlighted, of course, by the Thanksgiving dinner. We had a group of 18 aunts, uncles, and cousins together for the feast. Believe it or not, that is actually the smallest Thanksgiving I have had in recent memory. Some dinners have had upwards of 50 people jammed into someone’s living room with 4 or so turkeys. However, it was nice to visit and eat with my more immediate family. The picture attached is one I took of the spread we had this year with my aunt and cousin. The kid in the back that looks so smart is my younger brother. You may notice the marshmallow covered sweet potatoes, which is my favorite of the Turkey Day side dishes. The feast was glorious as always, and everyone ate until they were full.
However, arguably the best part of Thanksgiving is the fact that the feast continues well past the initial dinner. Since I began living on my own, and cooking for myself, I have come to appreciate the value of leftovers. And, we had plenty of leftovers. I got to have Thanksgiving breakfast, lunch, and dinner a few times before we were finally out of food. It’s like the food gets better the longer it is refrigerated!
Anyways, I hope all of you had a tasty and safe Thanksgiving.
Until Next Time,