The year’s Thanksgiving holiday was our time to celebrate Christmas, since the “kids” (Chele and Tom, and their son, our grandson Paul, who aren’t my kids, but in conversation are easier to call the kids) alternate which holiday they spend here and which they spend at home in Maryland.
For our Thanksgiving/Christmas feast this time, Chele acted as chef, and I was her sous-chef. Between us we baked two chickens with dressing, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, sautee’d mushrooms, and so on, as well as making Abby’s pumpkin trifle and her Five Thing Cherry Stuff. My main course as a vegetarian was a product I got at a local health food store. My Tofurky wasn’t available, so I had a different brand of turkey-like loaf, Quorn™, made from a product called mycoprotein. It was pretty good.
We had fun doing it. Every time we are together, I feel like Chele and I bond more. I am proud that she is my step daughter, and that she, Tom and Paul are part of our lives. I am also moved when I see how much Abby loves her grandson.