I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We had a great day. We had some family in from out of town that we don't get to see very often. We valued the time we were able to spend with them. We also had some family out from in town that we missed not having at our table.
Thanksgiving is a nice holiday: it's one of the less consumer-driven holidays. Not that the grocery bill doesn't get a little steep (especially if you throw in an ethically raised and slaughtered, organic, free-range, heritage turkey). But I don't mind spending money on food. Food is life-giving, nourishing, something we need regardless of the holiday. I am happy to pay the grocer and spend the hours in the kitchen to give my family a nice dinner made with love. Even if people don't always agree on the details--Tofurky vs Butterball; hand beaten organic whipped cream vs. imitation whipped topping--food is a center around which we can gather.