This coming week will be Thanksgiving and I wanted to share with everyone what is on our menu this year. For me, Thanksgiving has always been a bit different. I was raised vegetarian and so we never had what most other people have for Thanksgiving. Instead, we would often have homemade cranberry sauce, plus my mom would make a tofu dish with stuffing and gravy. It was awesome. At some point, not sure when exactly, we started a tradition of having lasagna. I think I may have started that one, since I love to make homemade pasta sauce (that's the only kind we eat now, no jar pasta sauce in this house!). Once you've tasted homemade, there's really no going back.
So, to carry on the new lasagna tradition, I will be making two lasagna's this year. That's right, we happen to have hearty appetites. It's just going to be us, no guests, but really.. can you have enough lasagna? Garfield says no.
I will be using the tinkyada organic brown rice lasagna noodles.
Menu:Spinach Artichoke Lasagna
Saute onions then add spinach and artichoke to the mixture, along with salt. Pour this mixture between the cooked lasagna noodles. Bake.Tomato Lasagna
Make a homemade tomato sauce or use a jar sauce. Add between the layers of cooked noodles, along with a ton of olives! Bake.Peach Tart
If this comes out well, you'll see the recipe on here. I'm making a coconut crust and then making a peach mixture to pour inside of it... sort of like a pie.. sort of like a tart? who knows, but the idea of it sure does sound good!
So that's it. A pretty simple Thanksgiving.
We've also been keeping a book where we write down what we're thankful for every Thanksgiving. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for, but we also have to remember that it's not just one day of the year. We should be thankful every day.
One of the things that human's tend to lean into is the habit of only being grateful for what they have when they have reason to be (bad news, etc).
A good book to read is Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. One of the points that he makes is that people tend to take for grated the simple everyday things that are important to them. Then, when those simple things get taken away for some reason, a person will suddenly be grateful for them because they start to realize what it's like not having them.
Life is amazing and being with people that I love is a blessing. My daughter is amazing and it is a honor to watch her grow and become who she is. Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Have a good one!