November 28, 2011 by Zuri
I consider myself to be very fortunate. For the second year in a row, my friend Patricia’s mother invited me to their home for Thanksgiving Day dinner with the family. Since I’m not originally from Florida – I’m from Connecticut – my family lives up north, so the holidays can get kind of lonely at times.
I was really surprised at how much food they had made this year! I was able to fill myself entirely without resorting to eating meat (except the turkey gravy on my mashed potatoes). I also had the opportunity to try some new things that I’ve been wanting to taste, like dates and figs (not inside newtons). After dinner, we had the most amazing apple pie, and I had baked pumpkin spice cookies with cinnamon chips. They were a little soft (I’m not a terribly good cookie baker) apparently they were well-liked.
Patricia’s mom sent me home with a boat-load of leftovers, and Gabe – a mutual friend who was also there – apparently sent me home with the plague. He had been sick as a dog the week before the holiday, but didn’t want to miss all the good eats, and decided to come out since his fever broke. Unfortunately, I caught whatever death-plague he was suffering from, and have been sick since. I’ve been trying to drown myself in Theraflu since, trying to get over it. This also meant I missed out on the Star Wars beta test since I was in bed most of the weekend, but that’s a story for another time.
So for now, it’s rest for me, soup, and lots of Food Network. Here’s hope for a speedy recovery! Toodles for now.