The house has quieted after a bevy of Thanksgiving Eve activity. As I sit here typing, the kitchen is redolent of the leftover sage, rosemary, and thyme that someone arranged in a bowl and put on the kitchen table.
Throughout the day, friends and family noisily arrived - some celebrating how their plans were not thwarted by the storm. For dinner, I cooked a massive tray of macaroni and cheese. Something new for Thanksgiving prep night and overall, a wonderful discovery for Thanksgiving.
Last week at my job, we had Thanksgiving lunch - yes, a turkey was cooked - and we all brought dishes. New colleagues shared that in their culture macaroni and cheese is part of their Thanksgiving meal. I am all for macaroni and cheese - any time. Shakenna's recipe was amazing and I am grateful that she shared it with me. It was devoured here tonight and the big tin foil tray is already rolled up in the recycle bin.
So tonight was a perfect example of the great abundance in my life. We ate and talked, chopped and remembered, peeled and laughed. I always love the happy sound of friends and family in my house.
Now folks are safely tucked in or assembled in various places - by the fireplace finishing that last glass of wine or in the den watching a movie. I will join them in a minute. I just want to acknowledge what a lucky gal I am and how much I have to be thankful for.
Take it away Bing.
A favorite tune for the season and always.