Food. Life. Ideas. Tales. From A Newly-Liberated Mom
November 26, 2015
When the weatherman said an Arctic blast was blowing our way Tuesday, he wasn’t kidding. The rain came and temps dropped 30 degrees from the day before. Woah! Clearly Mother Nature made a mistake, hey, this is California, y’all! Well, okay, we do need all the water we can get but …
Still rain or shine, nothing can deter us from our long-awaited Thanksgiving grocery shopping which is always such great fun, joining the crowd and tasting free samples of all our seasonal favorites. Oh, the turkeys are huge this year (20, 25 pounders, are you kiddin’ me?) but less expensive than last year, yay!
We had trouble finding one small enough that we wouldn’t still be eating leftovers come Christmas. You know what? We ended up with no Thanksgiving fare in our cart *sobs*, none! Only panini, pesto and croissants for the week’s lunch, a crate of oranges, a slab of salmon (can you see it? no? the shy salmon’s hiding under the croissants), a 3-pound bag of a chef’s dream come true peeled garlic.
What? No turkey? So now, the question of the year is, *drumrolls please* will we be having roast turkey tonight? Or are we going to chicken out? What’s your guess?
For now, Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours. Be thankful for what you have. As for the things you don’t have or can’t have, give a thought to someone less fortunate. As for those perfect Instagram lives that get you feeling like your life sucks and you’ve got nothing to be thankful for, well, things aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be. If you can remember that, you’ll be even more thankful that you’re you. Have a good one, guys 😀 !