Hi guys. I don’t know if you’re aware but Thanksgiving is approaching. Fast. And if you, like me, have slacked just a liiiiiittle bit with your holiday preparation efforts, I’ve got something for you. Actually, I’ve got two (uhh, three?) things: a delicious menu featuring links to my favorite recipes from around the interweb and TWO (!) Thanksgiving breakfast recipes. One for the person who wakes up salivating – on a mission to eat everything in sight (and gives zero shits about the Thanksgiving Day Parade) – and another for the person who likes to play it safe (preferably from the couch, while watching aforementioned parade) (childhood nostalgia, yo) up until the time dinner rolls around.
First things first: You probably noticed that things look a little different around here. If you’re on the mobile site, things look considerably different. Which is a good thing because the mobile version of OLC was pretty terrible. So terrible, in fact, that when Thom saw it for the first time, his response made me simultaneously laugh out loud and cry into my coffee (I still don’t think it was that bad) (OR WAS IT?). And he was like Lady, you’ve got to fix this mess. So I finally stopped being a cheap ass and a) migrated the site to a dedicated server (FASTER LOAD TIMES YAY) then b) bribed a couple of friends (SUP HOLLY + ALEX) to help me give this space a facelift. I like it. I like it a lot. And hopefully you do, too.
It’s 5AM and it’s snowing, again. And I’m far less excited than I thought I would be considering I stayed up until 9PM last night (I haven’t stayed up past 8 since we got back) (!!!!!), checking the radar every five minutes to ensure that the snow was, indeed, creeping our way. I promised about a half dozen of you (and a few of my real-life pals) that last night would be the night I’d finally start watching that British baking show everyone has been raving about, but I regret to inform you I was so focused on keeping my eyes open until 9PM that watching a show on the thing that puts me to sleep wasn’t an option. I did, however, manage to put the finishing touches on a dark chocolate + coconut peppermint patty recipe (!) and I finally found time to put away the laundry that had been hanging on the drying rack for a solid four days before Thom decided to do his and throw mine all over the bed, forcing me to be a responsible human and hang it in the closet (though I contemplated being an irresponsible human and throwing it all in a pile on the floor). So I’d say it was a semi-successful evening, regardless of that promise being broken.
I have pages written about India. Dozens of pages of unedited psychobabble, in fact. About the incomprehensible environmental devastation and the stark contrast between the haves and the have-nots and the adverse impacts of globalization that will make you want to come home and sell everything you own.. and then fall off the face of the Earth. I had a very small portion of those words carefully edited to go along with today’s post and then, five minutes ago, I deleted the entire thing because I was terrified that my words might make someone feel equally as shitty as I do right now. And I don’t want anyone to feel equally as shitty as I do right now.