I'm cooking on Thanksgiving for the first time (just for Josh and me). On the menu is Alton Brown's city ham, creamy mashed potatoes, whiskey-glazed carrots, and the ubiquitous green bean casserole. For dessert I'm making key lime bars and a Tollhouse pie. (Yes, I realize that two desserts for two people is kind of ridiculous, but we've gotta have choices, people.)
Today is my final furlough day of the year for work (and I hope it's my final furlough day ever). I'm going to spend it doing some cooking prep and knitting, of course. I'm on my final pair of Christmas socks (my brother's). And a few days ago, in a fit of temptation, I cast on for a Mara shawl in Noro Silk Garden Lite:
It's quite lovely but I'm trying to resist the temptation of working on it again until I finish my brother's socks.
The past two Thanksgivings have not been especially happy for me (thanks to various things happening in my life right around Turkey Day), but I'm so relieved to say that in spite of losing my granddad two months ago, and not being with my family in Ohio, this will be a happy holiday for me. I'm feeling very, very fortunate this year.
So happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May it be a lovely day for you all.