This year, I'm spending Thanksgiving in Chicago with my boyfriend Chad. Luckily he is off work, so we plan to cook, spend quality time, and visit some friends in the evening for after dinner wine and conversation :)
The menu is by request of Chad; all things he loves and misses from home: Macaroni & Cheese, rice & peas (Chad is Jamaican and this dish is a staple in his household), his Mom's famous potato salad, collard greens, sweet potato casserole, and of course turkey. Definitely a non-traditional menu but it will be good!
I woke up at 4am to put the turkey in and boy does it smell good. Since I'm now a vegetarian, I won't be partaking in the turkey but I will say I'm proud of how it looks thus far ;) (see below).
This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the genuine support I've received from my family and friends throughout medical school as I make it to the home stretch! I couldn't have done it without you!
Now its time to make my round of phone calls and get ready for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Have a wonderful day... xoxo
|Herb crusted turkey...almost done|