I unexpectedly had a very Happy Thanksgiving, unexpected because I was unable to be with any of my family this year.
I was very touched that my coworker and his wife invited me to have Thanksgiving with them.
To be honest, I was surprised.
They are very social and always have plans or people over.
Never in a million years did I think I’d be dinning with them for Thanksgiving.
Even more mind-blowing, I was invited by proxy to spend Thanksgiving with his parents should my co-worker and his wife accept their invite.
But they declined to keep it less formal and more chill for the three of us to enjoy.
They are Persian.
He has celebrated Thanksgiving maybe twice or three times in his life.
His wife, never, this was her very first time.
Originally, I was on tap to bring a healthy version of green bean casserole, an appetizer, some sort of bread and corn on the cob.
Um. I kinda got carried away and brought all if this…
My house has never smelled so great!
Between her and me, we had enough appetizers, main course, side dishes, and desserts to feed at least 15 people!
Really, probably more.
I only took 1% of the leftovers home.
They can deal with the other 99% of the leftovers.
Give it away, freeze it, or eat it for a week until you need to wait another year before even thinking about eating Thanksgiving dinner again….I don’t care. hahaha
My co-worker’s wife has never experienced Thanksgiving.
Now she has.
I wanted to make it a complete experience.
This was our table…
Persian and traditional Thanksgiving dishes side by side.
Seriously, there almost wasn’t enough room for us to sit at the table to eat properly due to the massive food layout.
But it was awesome.
And I loved every minute of it!
Next year, I would like to be with my family.
And now I have a Persian dish or two up my sleeve to share.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
I really do hope today was gratifying and fulfilling for you and yours, and that you found things to be grateful for.
I was not with my family, but I am so grateful for my family and my friends and this crazy thing we call life.
The good, the bad and the ugly.
Life is worthwhile, and I am so grateful that I and my family are still here to enjoy the ride.