For me, right now is one of life's perfect moments. The house is quiet. My son is down for his afternoon nap and my girl, aka Auntie Lou Lou, is quietly doing homework in her room. I just finished putting away the groceries and am about to start prepping for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I was unsure about the Holidays this year with how much our lives have been turned upside down, but I am so excited for tomorrow. Our house is going to be full of family. There are going to be kids everywhere, darting in and out of the house, filling their pockets and cheeks full of goodies. I was concerned that we might lose traditions and it wouldn't feel the same, but instead of we are bringing back some of the lost traditions as well as making new ones. This is the first year that my son understands what the holidays are about so I think is the perfect time to start fresh. "Thanksgibing" and "Mis Mis," he calls them.
One of the most common tradition in our family is the food that is served on the Holidays. This year we bringing back some of the dishes from my childhood. I will be making the side dishes that my Grandmother used to make. I can remember the Holidays at her house just like they were yesterday. They were the best of times. My Aunt and I had so much fun recently diving into the old family recipes. Most of them were hand written with little notes in the margins. I was lucky enough to be able to keep recipes from both my Grandmothers after they passed away. Your can tell which ones were their favorite because they still have food stuck on them....a little batter here, a little oil there. One of them still smells like Cinnamon, I don't know how, but it does.
I am realizing that I am going to have to make my own recipes too. I am not able to eat the butter or the flour or many other ingredients that are in traditional recipes. I can't eat them because of the textures either, so I must adapt. Once I am over the Crohn's flare and am able to eat more, I am going to start searching for ways to alter our favorite recipes in order to make new ones that we all can enjoy. It's not going to be easy. I made Apple Cinnamon Muffins yesterday that were both Vegan and Gluten Free. They smelled amazing and although the flavor was okay, the texture was horrific. It was as if I was eating something that was a result of a strange gelatinous science experiment. The consistency reminded me of the stretchy gummy frogs that you throw and stick on the windows. I'm telling you it was weird. I will not be doing that recipe again.
Anyway, I wish you the Happiest Thanksgiving. I hope it is full of love and laughter and many of your favorite traditions.
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!