Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Thanksgiving Dinner for One

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As is often the case on Thanksgiving Day, I’m flying solo again this year. My son Will is having dinner with his dad today, but I’m still going to get in the kitchen and roast a turkey with all the trimmings. Regardless of whether I have anyone to share it with, now that my mom is gone, it’s the best way I know to honor her and to feel her ongoing presence in my life.

Once I’m done making dinner, I’m going to open a bottle of pinot noir to go with it and drink a toast to Joy, my mother. And I will share the fruits of my culinary efforts as tasty leftovers with Will tomorrow.

Peace and blessings… and a Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!