Being as how I don’t go home for Thanksgiving, due to logistics, my Thanksgiving has become a little untraditional by nature. I now spend it with families of friends that have taken me in as one of their own.
Which maybe happens because I promise to bring dessert. I bake so people will love me.
But I like to think it also happens because I am a very fortunate girl who has surrounded herself with wonderful people.
And this year, it just so happens these wonderful people don’t really enjoy turkey. So we had Thanksgiving ham. And being as how I’m not a ham eater, I did what anyone else would do- load up on stuffing and wine.
A bit untraditional without the turkey, but whatever. The food was delicious.
I often bring dessert that is of a pecan pie variety. Like pecan pie cupcakes. Or pecan pie bars. Or really just whatever I can find that involves copious amounts of sugar and pecans.
However, being as how the hostess this year was deathly allergic to tree nuts, and killing her would have been a total party foul, I also stepped away from tradition.
And even though cheesecake isn’t my most favorite thing in the world, it tends to be a party pleaser.
The great compromise was adding chocolate and peanut butter. Who knew?
One traditional holiday activity that I DID participate in?
Eating and drinking more than enough and spending an hour or two in a half coma with the rest of the fam while watching a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Some things never change.
And if you feel like being the coolest kid at the holiday party this year, make the peanut butter cookie cheesecake by Peabody. Or really, just go to her recipe page and make anything on it. She knows her stuff.
Now excuse me. We’re still in Sunday of the holiday weekend and there’s football to be watched. Mizzou has officially fallen off my radar, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still have the Bears to keep my hopes up.
Bear Down, kids.
Enjoy the last few moments of Thanksgiving. After this, Christmas is gonna hit us hard. Brace yourselves.