Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turkey & Vegetarians

True confession: While I tell folks that I'm a vegetarian, I'm not hardcore. Thanksgiving is 2 days away. I'm driving home to Kansas City to see family and friends. And, I'll admit: I can't wait to eat turkey, the real deal, on Thanksgiving. So sue me. I'm not a "true" vegetarian. I eat lots of veggies, I do eat fish and never said otherwise, and I even cook with soy products to make chili and burgers and other "staples" around my house.

That being said, there's just something about Thanksgiving. It's always been my fave holiday. No gift shopping, no endless hours of Christmas music on the radio (yet). Just having a wonderful, aroma-filled, memories-igniting feast with the ones you love. Oh, did I mention pumpkin pie?

This year, in the company of mom, aunt, cousins, new baby, and friends, I will joyfully express my gratitude for:
1. My wonderful family
2. My steadfast friends
3. My job
4. My health
5. My country, with all its quirks and, thank God, its freedom

Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. Hi Jan. My wife and I stopped eating meat right about Thanksgiving, seven years ago. I try and taste the turkey each year, but the fact is it doesn't do much for me. At least at Thanksgiving, it is never a problem to have lots of other food choices besides the main protein.

    But I know what you mean. It almost seems like a right of passage for the winter coming to eat turnkey on Thanksgiving. Enjoy your stories!

  2. Thanks so much. I found out about your excellent blog via Jo Floyd Lucas. She and I went to elementary school together. It's been fun to reconnect on Facebook.

    I'll look forward to reading your blog postings.