As I write this, I sit on my couch, coffee in hand, mind blank (somewhat), belly full, and mind overridden with joy that it is Friday at 11 am and I am in fact, doing exactly this. The Sun from the west shines in from the window, and everything feels still.
There’s no work today for most of us. My stomach is full, and so are all three of my email accounts, brimming over with Black Friday emails from every retailer under the sun, and come hither sweet nothings from every company that wormed their way into my computer.
It’s quiet at home, minus the sounds of Bob Marley in the background, coming from my boyfriend’s computer. But outside my window, and in nearby Times Square, the streets are already bustling.
Thanksgiving is over. Like a wedding, you planned, you slaved away over every little detail from menu to table setting, or in many cases, you just attended. Either way, an ocean of anticipation and excitement for something that was over before you could say food coma. And then just like that, you’re back on the train, bus, car, or living room from whence you came.
And much like a wedding, the next day everything might seem typically the same, but it’s a world of different. Because today begins an annual tradition, seemingly earlier each year as we all play in a virtual, albeit sub conscious race to the finish line; breaking through that red banner into 2013. And every day that follows this one, until dec 31, whether you want it or not, will somehow be owned by the holidays. So might as well get right into it, starting this weekend…..Eat your Leftovers
For this, and other amazing post turkey day recipes and sandwiches, check out Food & Wine Magazine’s website, which is one of my favorite go-to’s for food ideas.
For More awesome leftover ideas, head over to Daily Candy.See A Movie