Happy Thanksgiving!

Barbara Nichols


I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving. We’re serving up dinner at our new place. This is the first time we’ve had guests for Thanksgiving and I’ve been told to keep it “simple”. I admit, this makes me nervous. I love to cook and honestly, I love to show off 🙂 The menu is traditional: herb rubbed turkey, chanterelle stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, balsamic roasted vegetables and pumpkin cheesecake with tolu balsam and cardamom. Is it bad that I would rather have cranberry sauce in a can than the homemade stuff that I made? What does that say about me?

Today is about giving thanks, even though that is something we should do daily. However, it’s nice to have a day dedicated to being grateful. This year has been very hectic for me, but it’s been good. I’m happy with where my life is and where it is going. I’m grateful to have the support from people I love.

I’m also really happy for my perfume friends and for the people that read EauMG. It’s an unusual hobby to some and it’s nice to  be around people that “get” it. I get so excited when I see that comments on my blog need approval. Interacting with those that love perfume on social media makes my day. I love that this hobby has introduced me to so many amazing people in the “real” world and in the virtual world. I have made so many friends through EauMG and have gained so many experiences. And I’m grateful for this.

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12 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Really nice to read this.Traditional menu sounds fab! I like how you managed to sneak in some tolu balsam. Is this a cultural thing? 😉

  2. Worked this Thanksgiving so I missed out on jellied cranberry sauce from a can! Hope you had a good one Victoria!

    1. I’m sorry that you had to work on Thanksgiving 🙁 Sending some virtual jellied cranberry sauce your way 😉

  3. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your post made me realize that I think my brother forgot the cranberry sauce but there was so many other things I didn’t notice until now. He makes his own but like you, I find something oddly traditional and fabulous about the jellied one and the way it holds the shape of the can it came out of.

    1. I made my own too but it was not as satisfying as the can imprinted jelly stuff. Oh, what a great feeling to see it effortlessly slide out of the can!

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