This year, I'm thankful I'm not hosting Thanksgiving. My house is going to look exactly the way I leave it, leaving a lot more time for the Christmas decoration kickoff. My children are thankful Thanksgiving won't involve a little kitchen fire. (For new readers, I've had a few little mishaps in the last few years during Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Every holiday does have those little mishaps, don't they? This year, all I was responsible for were the (20 pounds of) potatoes ("puddadahs" as we call them in the Boston Irish Catholic community!) and a lemon meringue pie. I decided to try 'yukon golds' for the first time in my life. I'm an idaho fan (even though they're a little trickier to mash).
I can honestly say I'm not a big fan of the yukons and I'll be going back to Idahoes. They take forever to boil and the dynamics of mashing more complicated and I don't like the taste quite as much as I like Idahoes.
Anyway - Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thank you Lord for the Sacraments of our salvation, the love of family and friends, the food, the comforts in our challenges and grief and all the pleasures and treasures in this beautiful life.