The leaves are changing colour, the air is crisp, and I'm just a few hours away from heading out to spend the weekend over-eating with family. Yes, it's Thanksgiving!
Personally, I'm thankful that this year I am not solely responsible for feeding those near and dear to me! I'm no slouch in the kitchen, but a Thanksgiving feast can be a really big responsibility - which is why last year, I abandoned the oven and grabbed a Thanksgiving feast of won ton soup and spring rolls with friends.
On a more substantial note, I'm thankful that this year I'll get to share the holiday with my in-laws and my husband. It's still hard being away from home on the holiday - I particularly miss my mom's apple dressing, made from a secret family recipe, and peeling apples with my dad for pies, but I'm very grateful to have family in Ontario to share the weekend with.