Today, I will celebrate Thanksgiving with my son, daughter-in-law and grandson. We will not have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner–they are not turkey fans. We will have apricot glazed ham steaks, peas, and potatoes cooked with onions. It’s always been my son’s favorite meal for some reason. In fact, several years ago, when he was in college, his best friend and his girlfriend came to our house for dinner and that’s what we had. Stephen (the friend) said it was the best meal he had ever had.
I have also made some pickled beets and macerated berries. I was going to make a cheesecake to put the berries over, but the kids asked me not to make any dessert–apparently my grandson is having some behavioral problems and they are thinking that he needs to cut out the sugar. That’s a difficult thing for someone who can’t live without dessert (me)! I may have to sneak something after my grandson goes to bed…
I like to be ready early. The table is set (except for the silverware that my grandson will put out). I wish the weather outside would be cold and “thanksgiving-ish.” No snow to make us want to sing “Over the River and Through the Woods.” And even though it was down into the teens last night, it will be 41 degrees by noon. Colorado! Luckily, we have the snow on the mountains to gaze at for holiday atmosphere.
Happy early Thanksgiving to all!