Happy Turkey Day
My brother in law serves steak and lobster instead of turkey to his family. I’m not certain how the non traditional meal started becoming a tradition but I suspect it’s because he’s just not the biggest fan of turkey. Me? I could go either way but my family is traditionalists.
Today I’m responsible for cooking the turkey. It’s been my role for the last two years ever since I deep sixed the brined turkey process. It’s not that the brined turkey isn’t delicious but it’s just too damn much work.
My current favorite recipe is Tom Colicchio’s Herb Butter Turkey recipe. The key to this recipe is two fold: (1) copious amounts of butter stuffed inside the cavity and between the skin and the breast and (2) regular basting of the turkey in a broth.
The turkey and gravy that you get from this recipe is outstanding. Thanksgiving has sordid beginnings but the concept of taking a day out of our busy life to be thankful is an important one.
I have a lot to be thankful for. Despite the, um, challenges 2014 has presented, it’s also been a wonderful year. I’ve read some great books, made new friends, and was treated to an overwhelming show of how amazing the community can be. I’m grateful I have this opportunity to blog and share a love of romance books with my fellow readers.
I’m thankful for the awesome reviewers on the blog and the equally wonderful commenters. I appreciate my fellow bloggers, the people who interact with me on Twitter and Facebook, and finally (but not last) the authors who write the books that keep me entertained.
We may have our differences but we are all bound together by our love of the genre. We may not all love the same books, but we all adore reading.
We have more in common than we have differences. We come from all over the world, celebrating our different traditions and holidays and meaningful moments. But at the core of everything, we are moved by stories of people falling in love and binding themselves into one unit.
I’m thankful for you. And that I have an eReader full of ebooks. What are you thankful for today?