The Comfort Food Holiday.

Before I begin this Thanksgiving post, I want to say, “Thank you.” Thank you to each and every one of you who have read and followed Above My Waves. As of this weekend, this blog has reached 100 official followers and I am so grateful. I hope that I have inspired you, helped you, and even made you laugh a time or two. Thank you.

It’s finally here, Thanksgiving week. It’s hard to believe that we only have five weeks left in the year. While Halloween is definitely the candy holiday and Christmas the baking sweets holiday, Thanksgiving is definitely the comfort food holiday. Am I right?

If you were to ask me what my favorite Thanksgiving dish is, I would have to say Green Bean Casserole. At least that’s what I’m saying now, in this moment. It may change. Why is it that GBC is only made for Thanksgiving dinner? Why? (Mother, I know you’re reading this so please text me the answer.) Unfortunately, I will be missing out on GBC this year as I am the only one in my house that likes it and I don’t know how to make it. Like so many others, our family plans have been interrupted by a certain irritating illness that has overstayed its welcome. Therefore, I have no one to make or share GBC with this year. Boo!

Another favorite dish is, of course, Deviled Eggs, but as they make it to every family gathering, I’ll put them in second place. Although, once again, I am the only one in my house that can or will eat them…and I don’t know how to make them. I will miss the tradition of trying to be the first one to steal an egg. For the record, it doesn’t count if you live in the house they’re being made at and you steal one before everyone else gets there. I hope my brother feels my pointed glare wherever he’s at right now.

Last night, the hubby asked me what I was making for Thanksgiving and I’ll be honest, I had no idea. He had joked earlier to Ade about getting pizza for Thanksgiving and I thought that’s what we were going with. Then we looked and found out that they were going to be closed on Thursday, which, don’t get me wrong, is completely reasonable. I’m just currently scrambling because I didn’t plan anything and now my brain is working in overdrive trying to come up with something. Can you say Mom fail? Oops.

Right about now, I’m sure we could all use a little bit of home cooked comfort food. While that may look different to everyone, I hope you get at least one dish of your favorite comfort food, whatever your plans are. As we dig in to that special dish, may we reflect and remember why and how that particular dish earned the title of “comfort” to us. I hope we hold the memories of joyful gatherings past, continuing to keep them alive and valued. I hope we all find something this year to add to those memories, even if we can’t gather as a family.

I pray that every one of you has a safe and joyful Thanksgiving. Happy Eating!

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