Fall has always been my second favorite season (my favorite is spring). It’s everything that comes with the season–the trees ablaze with so many colors, the shortened days, the cozy nights. Fall is when my husband takes day trips to cut wood for us to burn in our fireplace. There’s hot chocolate in the family room and my kids parked in front of my couch playing with their legos and drawing pictures. And I have two scents in my Scentsy burners, Home Sweet Home and Honey Pear Cider. Sigh…
But my absolute favorite part of fall is Thanksgiving. I love holidays, and Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday (Christmas is the first). When I was young, when my grandparents were alive, the holidays meant all of my aunts and uncles and cousins packed into my grandparents’ home. I can still remember the sounds, the laughter, the smells. I remember my cousin, Jimmy, would say, “You can’t eat a second plate,” so I would, just to prove him wrong, leaving no room for dessert. I’d spend the next three hours miserable, sprawled out on the carpet with my cousins to watch a VHS. It would take those three hours to digest all that food and then my grandma and aunts would warm up the food for supper.
Now that my grandparents are gone, our families have split to have their own holiday meals. I miss those gatherings, the simplicity of it. Always one destination. But my little family now has our own traditions, and now our holidays are filled with traveling and many family gatherings. It also means that I get to eat fresh baked stuffing more than once during Thanksgiving I haven’t met anyone who makes stuffing the way my grandma always did, but all my aunts do a pretty good job. I’ve added my own secret ingredient (not so secret) to my own version of my, which I’m going to share with you. *winks* I promise, it will add a little umph to an already perfect side–mushrooms. I use button mushrooms, sliced thick, then chopped. I saute them with the holy trinity (onion, celery and carrots) before adding the breadcrumbs and homemade chicken broth (always homemade chicken broth).
Feel free to share your own favorite Thanksgiving dishes
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New Adult Romantic Comedy / Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Imogen Gorecki has a problem—her twin sister just got engaged, and guess who’s the best man? That’s right, her scum-of-an-ex-boyfriend whom she caught cheating with a bottle-blonde, with fake breasts and a stripper’s flexibility. There’s a disturbing possibility her eyes will never recover.
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