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