Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Joyous Leftovers

This morning's breakfast consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and mashed squash. Obviously, this is a post-Thanksgiving meal. All three of those veg are too starchy for Doug's low carb diet, so normally I don't have any of them in the house. But our good friends David and Susan sent us home with Thanksgiving leftovers, and I am enjoying them very much.

Turkey is almost gone. Today will be the last day. Dave brined it, following a three-day marination procedure, and the results were excellent. They also chose an organic turkey, and placed celery and sage and garlic in the cavity, and I've never had better.

David and Susan took very good care of us. We spent four nights at their place in Albuquerque, much talking and laughing and relaxing. I'm very thankful to have such good friends.

And I'm thankful for this breakfast!

May you take joy in the common gifts of life.