Ummm....let's just pretend that I haven't been neglecting you all and just carry on....shall we?
I'm a bit of a turkey day nay sayer. It's not really that I don't want to enjoy it - it's more like I never have enjoyed it.
My lovely Mother is a Canuck (and Mom please forgive me) not a Kitchen Goddess. Don't get me wrong she has all the potential to be a Kitchen Goddess but it's majorly not her jam. Pair this with living in Hawaii removed from most of our family Thanksgiving was a holiday that could very conveniently be swept under the rug.
As I get older I actively work on scheming up ways to avoid Turkey Day. When you're on your own people love to take you in (bless their hearts). I will admit that my three favorite Thanksgivings have been spent with friends in their homes.
Believe me when I say that this year I was feeling particularly proud of my Turkey Day Avoidance plan - just go to Canada I thought! Brilliant.
Upon arrival in Vancouver it was exuberantly announced, 'We're having American Thanksgiving for yoooouuuu!!!!'. *commences internal groaning* I reply, 'oh yay! Sounds fun!'
It was FUN. It was YUMMY.
It was Sleeping Ninja Turtles (must have been the tryptophan). It was playing Pirates (because Auntie Mei Mei loves playing pirates *eye roll*). It was FAMILY.
It was the best Yanksgiving EVER. Thank You Canadian Family.