So. I've got a huge pile of cookbooks and magazine clippings on the floor beside my chair. Tonight, I need to finish thinking through what we'll have for our Thanksgiving meal. Yes to our traditional favorites - turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberries (in the form of cranberry chutney). There will be something that includes sweet potatoes or squash, a green vegetable, a salad, maybe these biscuits, and a dessert or two. I realized Friday the kids don't have school at all in the upcoming week (don't know how I missed that until then). So, we'll all be doing the shopping, most of it tomorrow. Abbott hates to grocery shop as much as Cal loves it. I'm looking at it as an opportunity to pass on some things I want them to know. There are some things I'm societally obligated to teach, like manners. Other things I feel personally obligated to pass on, like how to choose good produce. When my boys were younger I was very fortunate to have a fair amount of household help. I was amazed to discover one (hard working, energetic, wonderful) young woman who worked for us couldn't fold a fitted sheet, couldn't cut up a melon. That experience left me on the lookout for things I consider basic life lessons - things I want to make sure my boys don't leave home without.
Whether you're traveling or home for Thanksgiving, I wish you a happy and peaceful holiday week.