A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

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giving thanks

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on November 28, 2008

I hope that those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful holiday yesterday, food coma and all. We – my parents, sister, brother-in-law, nephew, and dog – had a delightful, relaxing day filled with a mix of old and new.

The old: the same debate about how long to cook the turkey, which has been a feature of Thanksgiving and Christmas since I was little. Experience it again … for the very first time! I always find myself thinking, and wondering about deja vu.

The new: a delicious sweet potato tart, courtesy of the New York Times:


And, thanks to my mother’s generous sweet potato-purchasing (she kindly did the grocery shopping before we all arrived), we have enough shredded sweet potatoes for our decorate-the-tree breakfast tomorrow. If you’re in the neighborhood (and don’t mind an equally long-running family debate over lights and tinsel), feel free to stop by.

And if not – happy Thanksgiving weekend to you. I’m thankful for each and every one of you: for reading, for commenting on, and for linking to and forwarding these blog posts. Your comments inspire many of my posts, and I learn so much from all of them. Thank you.


5 Responses to “giving thanks”

  1. intlxpatr said

    Happy Thanksgiving, sweet Diamond.

  2. Houssam Moghrabi said

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. S. Worthen said

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Leila1000 said

    Wow, that sweet potato pie looks amazing. I’ll give it a try for Christmas.

  5. thank you thank you! Leila, the tart was good – but to be honest, the bigger hit was the sweet potato hashbrowns we made with the leftover gratings for brunch with friends on Saturday. Go figure 🙂

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