Thanksgiving is the foodie’s dream holiday and every year, I just try to get a little better with the family recipes my Mema Harris handed down to me.
Thanksgiving always makes me think of Mema and it makes me proud to know I am still carrying on the traditions she loved so much. She loved the days of preparation, making everyone’s favorite dish, simply the joy of seeing your excitement for her glorious creations and her piece of mincemeat pie (I think of it now as her victory lap since she had it at the end when everyone was eating.) I still haven’t found my own victory lap but I will in time.
Man, I always wonder what it would be like to cook with her now and see her smile with pride at me. Damn. Enjoy the moments you had today. They will be the memories you hold onto tomorrow and beyond.