I should say a little something about Thanksgiving. I am late in telling you about Thanksgiving. In real life, I am late because it is the night of the last day of November and as someone who firmly believes Christmas should not be decked out till December 1st I must also let thanksgiving go at the end of November. But in blog world I am possibly inexcusably late! A week before Thanksgiving the Los Angeles Times ran an article about food bloggers celebrating the holiday early in order to have the menu on their blog the day of. What an interesting way reality is affected. Here at the cultivated life we celebrated the day of and then waited for the turkey coma to wear off before letting you take a peek.
It was a beautiful day. A second anniversary of Friendsgiving, where we have all our orphaned in Los Angeles friends come over and we give thanks. We look back on the crazy year, look at where every decision brought us and all life’s everyday miracles. Every positive choice leads to more positivity in one’s life, the manifestation of which can be observed at such yearly occasions. Far too few days are truly set aside to reflect.
This is a face I am thankful for. There are many other faces around the world far and wide whose existence brings me endless joy. I imagine them all around the table and hope they can feel the love from far away.
I am also thankful for stuffing. And on this Thanksgiving I wondered why it is a once a year item! I could and did eat this stuffing for days, while I thought of when to make it next. And I realized, well it’s anyday! Holiday or Thursday. You don’t even need a Turkey. In fact, there is no better way than to forget the bird entirely.
RED ONIONS WITH CRANBERRY SAUSAGE STUFFING
Inspired by Martha Stewart. Based on Jean Lennon.
12 red onions, hollowed out with a spoon
6 c. cubed wheat bread, dried
1 c. chopped onion
I hope everyone had the most wonderful day, month and year so far as we head into the holidays. Don’t worry I’ll tell you about that cake soon. It’s worth the wait. Till then enjoy the sunset.