Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Give Thanks

I've never been very thankful for Thanksgiving.
 
Or well, I've been crazy thankful for the paid day off to watch Cowboys football, but not for much else. I've not spent Thanksgiving with my family since 2003, so it just isn't one of those days that sits very well with me. The Ex routinely left me out of town to visit his family, without inviting me. I also don't like Thanksgiving foods like turkey, dressing, cranberries, or anything pumpkin. Yuck! Since marrying Puff, we've tried to establish our own tradition for this holiday, but there was some drama leading up to the day this year, so we had to make alternate arrangements.
 
 
But hey... when your plates look like THIS on Thanksgiving, I'm kinda OK with alternate plans. We made crazy last minute reservations at a swanky restaurant in town. So swanky, in fact, that we never would eat there on their normal menu since I'm way too picky an eater to handle their fancy-pants menu options. But it was great... mixed green salad, roasted potatoes with caramelized onions, potato puree, stuffing (that I actually ate), cranberries (that I actually ate), cheddar & chive biscuits, and prime rib with horseradish. I'm making myself hungry just thinking about it! (Of course there were other options too, but that's what was on my plate!)
 
All told, our holiday turned out pretty well. No, it wasn't what his family necessarily preferred, but it turned out to be the best and right option for us. Especially in my current pregnant state. Because we all know I ate all that food, came home, and was ready to eat again two hours later!

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