And so we embark on the beginning of our first holiday season in our new house. We haven’t decided much, except that we want to spend the holidays actually in our house. Everyone is welcome over at our house! All holiday orphans, come on over!
I think all local family members are otherwise engaged this Thanksgiving, so we are planning a really nice low-key day at home. Usually I lose my mind and make all this food, because, well, it’s Thanksgiving. We don’t have turkey of course, but we love the sides. However, there’s always too much for just us, and Terri’s tummy is very outspoken about things with too much fat, and this year we’re gluten-free. So.
We’re going to get our Netflix movies early so we are sure to have something cozy and fun to snuggle up with, and then I’m thinking something like this for a menu:
- A veggie something-or-other main dish. Perhaps this roasted veggie couscous dish or maybe sweet potato gnocchi with brussels sprouts… something not too difficult and yummy, but slightly special.
- A salad. We have this favorite holiday salad that I make every year. It’s basically a sweet-and-sour Romaine chopped salad with a bunch of broccoli. But it’s sooooooo good.
- Pie. I haven’t had pumpkin pie in a while — it’s not Terri’s favorite and I can’t eat a whole pie myself, right? But pumpkin pie is good for breakfast so I’m really making myself brunch food, right? And then whatever kind of pie Terri wants. Maybe lemon meringue.
That’s about it. Maybe one other thing if we think of something we want. So here’s the plan: sleep in, have tea, watch the birds. Put some food in the oven. Watch a movie. Have some yummy food. Watch another movie. Maybe put up holiday lights outdoors. Snuggle in bed with the heat on. Watch another movie and then go to sleep.
That sounds like a day full of things to be grateful for.