Another Thanksgiving is in the history books. Our meal was fairly simple: prime rib, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, and green salad. Dessert was dutch apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream or salted caramel gelato. Our guests (4 other couples) brought wine and beer (M and I don’t drink and typically do not have it in the house) and we had a truly enjoyable afternoon of talking, eating, playing cards, catching up. Yeah, I think we all ate way too much, but the food prep was a team effort between M and I, everyone said it tasted great (I even thought so) and there is actually very little leftover for tomorrow’s meal.

C and A came by after she got off work, ate some dinner and dessert, and invited us – all of us – to join them for a movie tonight. Our guests begged off, but M and I are meeting them there. So … popcorn in my future. G called earlier to wish us Happy Thanksgiving, texts and calls from faraway friends, and all is good and peaceful in our little world.

But right now there is a little lull before we leave for the movie and since our guests have departed. It’s a nice, cool night outside, and we both feel as if a food coma is about to descend. The new James Bond should be invigorating and exciting to watch, and since M and I have not been to a movie in a few years it will be something different and unusual for us.

I hope all my US readers had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. We are off to the movies!

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