It’s less than a week until Thanksgiving! I am very lucky to have one sister live up the street. We get to co-ordinate large gatherings with family more easily, and thus avoid the headaches associated with one cooking for many.
This year, she will be making the ham, and the neighbor the turkey, leaving me with the sidedishes and one dessert. Now, I tend to be a bit more adventurous when it comes to food, and a bit less traditional, too. I was all jazzed about trying a new recipe I had found for a cranberry chutney, when my sister spoke up:
Sis: A what?
Me: A cranberry chutney. It has pineapples and pecans and a bit of cayenne–
Me: What do you mean, “No”??
Sis: I mean no fancy stuff. Just get the jelly stuff in a can.
Sis: It has to be eaten, so get what regular people like.
Yes, she actually said regular people. But I figured she had a point, microscopic as it was, and let it be. After all, Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, and I’m very grateful for all I have.
Besides, She didn’t say anything about dessert!!