Or just one. Or part of one. Well, anyway, turkey.
My parents came to us this holiday, rather than us going to them, mostly because the holiday is short and we like to not fly (no naked parties in public for us, thanks). So I did some frantic tidying and then we had my mom, dad and brother in town for three days, which kinda rocked. We went hiking and braved the farmer’s market on a holiday prep day and ate so much food. I had this new recipe for sweet potato souffle (casserole, whatever, it’s like heaven so nobody’s quibbling over semantics) which has been deemed My Thing in lieu of cheese sauce, which I can make tasty but only ever runny. And in quantity. We’ve been eating cheese sauce on everything for the past two days, but not sweet potatoes, for those were gone nearly immediately despite the fact that I made a double batch. Something about toasted pecans? Yep.
My dad wanted a pork roast and everybody else wanted turkey, so we got both and some veggies. There was a forgettable pie. We agreed that sweet potatoes were the substitute dessert of choice, plus a tasty homemade chai (I’m getting pretty skilled at that).
And there was Harry Potter and we took the family out to Zyka (yuuuum) mostly because I was really tired of cooking, but also because it is amazing and I was going nuts not sharing Indian things I like with my family. I did really well, actually. I did not parade around in saris or talk in Hindi (too much) or talk about India in every conversation (half of them). I did feel a little like a religious zealot, because every conversation ended up with “well, in Hinduism…” Luckily it didn’t seem to upset people too much.
The plan today had been to go out and participate in some big performance art thingy (+ Big Boi), but I am a lump and have decided to watch Angel on the couch instead. And sort of halfheartedly sew. Hey. It’s coldish outside. I can’t be expected to be productive!
Tomorrow will be knitting. Maybe. (And if I feel really motivated, I’ll post pics of my new garb, which is a Big Accomplishment.)