For most of us Thanksgiving means two things – good food and good times with the ones you love. But sometimes even the ones you love the most can fall into the category of “difficult relative.” So this is where the wine comes in.
Difficult relatives can be especially hard to handle during an election year. We’ve all seen how one politically fueled comment can turn a perfectly civil Thanksgiving dinner into round three of the Republican National Debate. So with the 2016 election just around the corner, Thanksgiving celebrations across the country need more than just wine.
Happy Thanksgiving Socialites! Right now I’m so thankful that I finally have time to blog again after the crazy busy two weeks I’ve had. Ever since I was born, I’ve spent every Thanksgiving in New Hampshire with my Dad’s side of the family and this year was no different. Wednesday evening I left NYC on a bus headed for Boston to visit my wonderful family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Though I’ve spent my life constantly aspiring to something greater, I never forget to be grateful for all the blessings life has given me. I’m so thankful for my family, friends, followers, and fans. I feel lucky each day to have a life filled with good health and good company. I may aspire to fame and fortune, but when you have health and friends, you have everything. Many thanks to everyone who has read and supported this blog. Your make me feel more like a socialite everyday!
No turkey for me! I’m a vegetarian and half my family is gluten-free. Thankfully, we can all drink wine.
Love my cousins! Though we’ve always lived far away, we’ve always been super close!
Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all. This year I am thankful for the people who make it a point to remember the vegetarians sitting at their table. As an aspiring socialite I am not only picky about my style, I also pay very close attention to the food I ingest. I am sad to say that I have spent numerous Thanksgivings eating nothing, but chex mix and dinner rolls while the carnivores feasted. But, thanks to my understanding family who have grown to know me a bit too well, my vegetarian ways and I now have a seat at the table.
Vegetarian food doesn’t have to cramp your style this holiday season. We don’t want you to do away with the turkey we just want options. It is actually very simple to integrate vegetarian options into your meal. If a salad is being presented and it includes meat, keep it on the side giving your guests the choice of adding it or not. Do not add substances such as bacon to the mashed potatoes unless you have made two batches, one with and one without bacon. If you insist on adding chicken stock or some other kind of animal product to the stuffing let your vegetarian guests know to steer clear of it. Other comfort foods that fit in with the Thanksgiving theme include macaroni and cheese or a spinach dish. These are sides your entire table can enjoy that act as the primary dish for your often excluded vegetarian guests. So show the vegetarians in your life some love this holiday season and they just may spend more money than they planned on your Christmas gift. It’s good karma.
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