Fat, happy and thrilled that it’s officially time to press play on the “let it snow’s” and “fa-la-la’s”! I’m in full-on Christmas music mode and am excited to bring you my 2015 Christmas playlist.
‘Twas the day before Thanksgiving and all through the land, hosts and houseguests everywhere totally had their food prep ducks in a row, right? Ducks, schmucks, I say. Some of my best Thanksgivings were disasters. Like the time I was roasting walnuts the night before a Thanksgiving that I was hosting. I stepped out of the kitchen for a matter of seconds and just like that, Thanksgiving and a bit of kitchen, up in flames. No turkey, no stuffing (with roasted walnuts), no dessert. The next day, everyone showed up, we ate what we could and laughed our way through a really fun day.
I wish we had more sprightly way of referring to the day after Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite Friday, reserved not so much for shopping or anything “black” for that matter. Mine is held sacred for a flannel jammie, full belly, sleep in, something delicious out of the oven, a drive to pick out the perfect Christmas tree and maybe a holiday movie or two (“you’ll shoot your eye out”).
I love this time of year and this Thanksgiving I have so much to be grateful for (you, friends, are firmly planted on that list!). Enjoy the festivity prep this weekend and remember to take some time to be extra good to you.
I’m aware that I overindulge in alliteration sometimes but for a minute there I was dead-set on making it work for the title of this one. The Pulchritudinous Persimmons: A Smoothie. A Punctilious Persimmon Mint Smoothie. But sometimes you just have to let it go. Whatever it’s called, I’m excited to give you a little something to do with all the persimmons, right now.
“One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller said that. He also said “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” Both extracts from Tropic of Cancer. Both trigger an ever-present appetite for unearthing new places both geographically and inside of me.