Thanksgiving is my favorite non-religious holiday. I love it so much, and it has almost entirely to do with the food. I love Thanksgiving food more than just about anything. As many of you know, my favorite part is the gravy. I like for my Thanksgiving feast to sort of float in a sea of gravy.
I love Thanksgiving so much, that I have already celebrated it once this year. Mary Anderson gave me an extra turkey that her work had given to her last Wednesday. On Saturday, I roasted that 13lbs turkey and my wife, my sister and I all feasted. Here is a nice before shot of the glorious bird:
To go with our turkey, we made whipped potatoes, green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs and, of course, a gallon of our family recipe gravy. This was the first time I have ever cooked a turkey and, in essence, made an entire Thanksgiving dinner by myself. It was quite the undertaking, but well worth the challenge. I still have two more Thanksgivings to celebrate this week with friends and family, and leftovers galore.
As you gather this week, I ask that you remember those who will be celebrating their first Thanksgiving since losing a loved one this past year, as well as those who have no place to go for Thanksgiving. Holidays are sometimes very difficult experiences.
Happy almost Turkey Day my friends,