As I was working away in the kitchen yesterday getting as much advance preparation done on the food for the Thanksgiving meal today, it struck me that out of the forty-six years we've been married, I'm pretty sure I've fixed a turkey with all the trimmings every year except maybe five, at the most. (Boy, that's a lot of tryptophan.) Even during our years of vegetarianism, we had a turkey for Thanksgiving. We never had ham for Easter or goose for Christmas; but we had turkey for Thanksgiving. (I should spend some time analyzing that.)
Roy and I have both read a lot of writing by Scott and Helen Nearing. They were back-to-the-land, self-sufficient homesteaders who believed in living the simplest of lives. Scott also was a social activist in his earlier years and wrote a lot of social philosophy later in life.
They were not afraid to buck the norm and each year on Thanksgiving Day to demonstrate against gluttony for gluttony's sake, went on an all-day apple fast. Apples were all they ate on Turkey Day.
Hmmm. There are times when that sounds like a darn good idea.
Whether you are dining on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or much simpler fare, I hope you have a very pleasant, relaxing day. I'm grateful to be spending the day with friends and the people I love most. All in all, I know I'm one lucky lady. For which I'm very thankful.