Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope you are staying safe and well, and that you have a nice spread of food on the table on Thursday. We went slightly non-traditional with glazed ham, and sweet potato gnocchi (previously made and in the freezer) that was cooked and tossed with brown butter and ground sage. I don’t normally cook a ham for Thanksgiving, but the way 2020 has been going all bets are off. The leftover ham will be made into ham and cheese tamales tonight and paired with a roasted beet and feta salad. One of the more fun things about the holidays is deciding what to make with the leftovers.

It was definitely not the usual day for sure. My kids texted me with holiday wishes, and we had a leisurely morning of puttering around before I started dinner in the oven. No rushing to finish tidying up the house before guests arrived, or bundling up the many containers to take elsewhere. Just the two of us, the dogs, and the cats, having a quiet afternoon. At least we have good internet service so that we can stream interesting things to watch. For me, that is almost always food channels, but we do manage to watch the latest Mandelorian or rewatch Letterkenny.

It is hard to believe that Christmas is only a month a way, and the end of the year is almost upon us. I’m looking forward to the two weeks at the end of December to get a few projects wrapped up. Even though I’m working remotely I’m still “on the clock” from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, so some things have to get put on the back burner until free time presents itself.

One thing to look forward to in 2021 is the start of the new Worst Cooks In America with Anne Burrell and Carla Hall. The new season kicks off on January 3rd at 6pm PT/9pm ET on Food Network. You know what that means……BINGO! I hope everyone has as much fun as I do with watching the show and playing bingo. I’ll start putting the bingo cards together and should have them posted around Christmas. In the meantime, if you are watching old episodes and want to have some fun, you can find the card archive here.

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