It’s not Thanksgiving, it’s Cinco de Mayo, but today I am thankful for a few things, and I thought you should know.
I am thankful for my five year old boy, because only he can explain to me the significance of the pink ninja hostage situation happening atop this Jenga skyscraper.
I am thankful for oranges because they look pretty on trees, and they are a key ingredient in one of my favorite cakes. You can find my recipe for orange cake in The Lettered Cottage E-zine, including the easy trick for making those fancy shmancy curls with orange peels.
I am thankful for that young college kid that showed up on my door, twisted my arm, and made me sign up for a bimonthly delivery of local organic produce, because now I really love beets.
I used to think beets grew in cans, which is why I never ate them. Turns out, they grow in the ground, and when cooked, they have a wonderful earthy flavor. I’m obsessed with serving them over mixed greens with goat cheese. Obsessed. And I’m quite sure I could dye cloth with the juice, which is why I like them even more.
At this moment, having visited the archives, I am very thankful for babies with boxes.
And the end of the oak trim and carpet on those stairs.
I am thankful today for the Mother’s Day gift I bought for myself from The Vintage Pearl. ”It’s perfect, how thoughtful!” I keep repeating to myself.
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With a margarita in hand on this Cinco de Mayo, I toast to you.
Now to celebrate this holiday with some fish tacos and that margarita.