Thanksgiving menu 2016 at the Servetuses
So, after some negotiation, dad and I are having Thanksgiving lunch with each other, and he’s having dinner at Flower’s son’s house. Poor guy, so overscheduled. We’re having:
First course: Shrimp cocktail (something dad would happily eat every day for the rest of his life and takes practically no work from me)
Main course: Baked salmon (that dad caught this summer; we have about half the fish left in the freezer) with scallions, dill and lemons; these potatoes that looked intriguing to me and I think dad will find odd; roasted brussels sprouts (for me; dad can’t have them); squash with maple syrup (dad’s request); rolls and butter.
Dessert: Banana cream pie (dad’s favorite pie and extremely easy to make).
We both agreed we didn’t want to eat the traditional turkey meal, at least not here, too many memories.
What I am most thankful for this year: to be back in Wisconsin, and for supportive friends who don’t feel they need to “fix” me.
I’m not very hopeful, at the moment, but I’m thinking of this song: “and though the wrong seems oh so strong / G-d is the ruler yet.”
There is a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will, or so Hamlet thought, anyway.
To all who are celebrating the feast, Happy Thanksgiving!