It’s Thanksgiving–the Superbowl of food. There are so many lofty things I’d love to do…some of the time. One moment I want to put on a spread worthy of Martha Stewart and the next, run from the house and make reservations at an all-you-can-eat Chinese food buffet. Ever been there?
As a single mom with no extended family nearby, I’ve enjoyed a gift the past few Thanksgivings of some friends who also had no extended family nearby. We’d get together and pool resources and hang at their house because Carrie, my sweet friend, is so gifted at hospitality. But they moved this summer. Sadness. And so this year it’s just me and the kids, minus the one far from home at college. More sadness.
As I begin to look at the calendar and realize I need to meal plan and shop and decide if I was making fantastic dishes that were new and finally try pie crust from scratch, my tension started to rise. And then I remembered a simple acronym I bet you’ve heard: KISS. Keep It Simple, Stupid.
My kids want to eat good food and enjoy a chill day with a mom who is not crazy. So do yours.