& – I love you and
I know now that I will miss you.
Days will pass and I will think
of you, and I will be many things
for a time, but it will clear
as things do, and I will remember
the moment I last saw you
before all of it will arrive (and stay a while)
before passing, and I will think
how I wish I could be there
again to tell you back then
I love you
and I know now
that is the most important thing.
[Read: Make My Pecan Pie!!!!!]
Friends, I have excellent news. I woke up at 4:14am and I could not sleep again this morning (good news pending, wait for it). This has been happening for about a week, and I cannot yet confirm if Google is right, and I am encountering a spiritual or existential transformation. It certainly feels mundane.
Meanwhile, on the days when I do have to work early in the morning, my alarm meets me just in time for me to feel like I could just sleep forever. This time, I made y’all a gift. Here are a bunch of Thanksgiving-translatable QS recipes ALL. IN. ONE. PLACE. If only my sleep cycle could happen like that.
[But before I begin: make my pecan pie!!!!!]
Anyway, I’ll try my best Vanna White impression and showcase these Best-Ever Dirty Mashed Potatoes.
And don’t forget the Fig, Feta, and Scallion Cornbread.
Or, Honey Buttermilk Biscuits, if you’re feeling nostalgic.
Time for my signature hair flip: this Bourbon, Brown Butter, and Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie, though. [This is the one I mean! Make it!!!!!]
But, you could try these bb Brown Butter Tarts instead, I guess.
Also, this Red Potato Gratin with Thyme and Manchego is so good, I didn’t want to share my leftovers.
And, for the unconvinced Thanksgiving guest, I suggest Citrusy Cranberry Chutney with Golden Raisins and Tart Cherries. Unfortunately, I could not recreate the traditional can-shape. Sincerest apologies.
If you can’t do Roasted Carrots with Honey, Harissa, and Yogurt, I am unavailable. Good night.
For the extra Thanksgiving diner, my Apple-Asian Pear Pie with White Cheddar Crust and Bacon Streusel will do.
Or, Acorn Squash Bundt Cake, whose Honey Walnut Frosting I once ate out of a bowl.
Other great options: