As I said to a friend, it’s tough to go wrong with a holiday that includes lots of yummy food. My turkey is in the oven, cooking away and making the house smell delicious. This morning I made balsamic roasted brussels sprouts with shallots and walnuts, and yesterday I made cranberry sauce and mashed white sweet potatoes with rosemary and garlic. The sweet potatoes are my attempt to have a facsimile of real mashed potatoes because I am going to try very hard to stick to my food restrictions today. No nightshades! No alcohol and no grains! But eh, I’m sipping a very lovely peppermint mocha that R just made for me, so I guess I am having chocolate and dairy. So it goes. Still sticking to the no nightshades, no gluten.

I hope that all of your Thanksgivings are lovely, filled with things to be grateful for, whether that’s food or friends or simply a roof over your head and a body that’s still breathing. (And reading, too!)