This Thanksgiving I am thankful for the fact that I will have food on my plate to eat, knowing that many others do not. This Thanksgiving, should you find you have a leftover can of cranberry sauce, an extra bag of stuffing, an unused bag of pecans for that pie you never got around to making...please think about donating them to your local food bank after the holiday.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends. For my husband and my new kitten who keep me entertained on a daily basis. I am thankful for the four major food groups: bacon, butter, salt and cheese. I am thankful for coffee when I have migraines and hot cocoa on cold winter days. I am thankful for milk in glass bottles and organic butter. I am thankful for Prather Pork Belly and bacon in any way shape or form. I am thankful for good bottles of red wine. I am thankful for Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table for feeding my addiction to non-necessary kitchen gadgets. I am thankful to Amazon and their Prime Shipping so I feel less guilty when I have to feed that cookbook fix. I am thankful for the lady who sells fresh blueberries at the farmers market during the summer. I am thankful that there is one decent Chinese restaurant that delivers in this area. I am thankful for fresh Tillamook Cheese curds and Maple Bacon donuts. I am thankful that there are so many good food bloggers out there that inspire me with their cooking and photography. I am thankful that Lunardi's carries Imported Italian Mortadella and the fattiest, most delicious, fresh corned beef points. I am thankful for our popcorn popper and our rice cooker, two of our most used appliances. Mr. L says he is thankful for comfort foods this year like Macaroni and Cheese and good chocolate but most importantly, he is just thankful for food.
May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. May you have plenty of antacid on hand, a stretchy waistband and a good pillow to plop your head when you pass out from eating to much good food.
There are now only thirty days until Christmas. Don't say I didn't warn you.