Happy Thanksgiving!!

Image Courtesy: Montgomery County Website Maryland.

As I waited to heat my breakfast in the company kitchen, I was party to a Thanksgiving dinner preparation discussion between two of my co-workers. One person was in favor of frozen turkeys and the other for fresh. They went on to detail their menu and how they were watching carbs. I was fascinated. As much as I don’t eat meat or have not been part of a Thanksgiving meal the whole idea of multiple courses of food made with ingredients native to the north east interests me.

So much so that I looked up, on a whim, the menu for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner. It was fun looking through the recipes. As I closed the website I realized as laborious as desi cooking is, I couldn’t imagine a table full of people waiting for the perfect turkey. It would be too much pressure for me to handle.

The concept of Thanksgiving however, is something I would like to make part of my life and have been in some ways over the past years. The crowding of family and friends over a table laden with food, happy times talking and resting from the huge meal. Time to reconnect with people every year. To renew and feel part of a whole.

As I mull what to make for dinner tomorrow, I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and a great start to the holiday season.

5 comments

  1. Funny that you pointed the link Laksh. I bumped into the same website while trying to decide on what to take for a Thanksgiving potluck tomorrow evening. Veggie chili it will be.

    Yes, Thanksgiving is so much fun. My 73 year old neighbor who lives all by herself in a colonial house next door has been talking about it for a long time. She started her dinner preparations 2 weeks back!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and K.

    @Suman: Hope you had a blast and the chili turned out well.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Laksh!
    Of course Thanksgiving for non-Americans means 4 days of holidays to vacation :–))

    @SK: Lucky you! We just had Thursday off. Still was a good four days cos I worked from home Friday πŸ™‚

  3. Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

    We meet our friends for dinner. They are family πŸ™‚

    @rads: I agree. Just that our friends had “family” over as well πŸ™‚

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Laksh. You are right, something nice about this tradition that you want to adopt it. Enjoy your 4 day weekend.

    @Manchus: Hope you guys had a good break too.

  5. Have a wonderful time with friends and family. so what special dish are you making?
    enjoy
    shy

    @shy: Made roti, subzi, dhal, raitha, coriander rice and baked a dates walnut cake.

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