Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving thoughts?

Wow. Thanksgiving is in three days. Can you believe it? I think I'm still almost in summer mode, I feel like it's September yet I'm already hearing "Baby It's Cold Outside" on the radio. Not that that's a bad thing-- actually it's quite the opposite. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is just so happy and cheery. There's nothing better.

However I feel that all the images and stories of joyous times during the holidays and families opening presents kind of gives a false sense of happiness. I never feel as happy as these little kids do, I feel that holiday spirit emanating from everywhere but myself . I think it's because I don't really "suck the marrow" out of the season as much as I could or should. I think I need to appreciate the season more-- to really live it out, and it starts with a glass of this.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

I love the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love that B101 is playing nonstop Christmas music. I love eggnog. I love Henry David Thoreau.

Graham said...

oh man, forget that Cheez Whiz eggnog. make the real stuff from scratch, and see what it's all about. use pasteurized in shell eggs, the raw version is way better than the cooked.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Graham. Make your own egg nog. Only problem with home-made egg nog is that you'll never want to drink the store-bought stuff again.

Anonymous said...

I love eggnog, but moving to France, where it's called "crème anglaise," has sort of put me off it. Now it's like trying to down a glass of half-and-half. But it's SO GOOD on cakes and brownies!