Our family couldn’t make any traditions for this one holiday. It has always been the kind of day where whoever invites us we go there. I never made turkey or other TG dishes. Even if I ever hosted I stuck with the Indian food menu. No one enjoys turkey in the Pandey household so there was never a motivation for us to prepare turkey and a full thanksgiving meal either.
This year it was a totally different TG for us as it was for everyone else. We decided to do a quiet Thanksgiving. Anand started counting days to his favorite pie from Sunday itself. I asked him what should be the menu. I knew the TG meal is not going to work for anyone so we agreed on having Egg curry with Roti. Ajey is always happy with Paneer so Ashish could pick the rice ; ). The family decided to eat when it was a little dark. So I had plenty of time to cook. We went all out with the table setting and candles and what not.
We all got the drink we wanted. Boys helped me set the table and have a nice meal together. Anand even let me take a family picture. He was funny and happy and we all had a fantastic time. After the dinner he even loaded the dishwasher before settling in his room. Ashish and Ajey watched their favorite TV show Mandalorian . Once a week dad and first born forget the whole world for that hour, such an unusual sight in my household as Ajey is not much of a TV guy.
I on the other hand decided to enjoy the evening on my own. The decorative light in the dining area was just reflecting my inner happiness. After a long time we had a festive meal together with laughter, smiles, jokes and fun. My heart is full of gratitude. There are so many families whose kids couldn’t come home this year, families are far away and some cannot bring their children home. We have plenty to be grateful for.
If you have been reading my blog then you know how rare it is to have a family pic. This one pic sets the tone for the evening. A thankful mom.
Anand must be thinking - enough of pic, lets get the dinner going.BUT he didnt say anything.
Something for everyone
Saree of the day
I just didnt have energy to iron the saree I took out so this simple saree saved the day. I didn't even care that the light behind me will make me look dark, I just dint want to delay the dinner.
ill-Stitched blouse, bad lighting and reluctant photographer. but at least got a pic - Another reason to be grateful for