And... in case you missed it earlier this week, an Army Sgt. who had just returned from a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan surprised his wife by arriving home in time to greet her at the end of the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. (Veterans Day, indeed!)
Replace "food" with "running" and "free meals" with "free shoes" to get sound advice for what you can expect out of writing a running blog, too.
Feasting on Thanksgiving
I'm not sure how I feel about veggieducken - the vegetarian alternative to turducken. I am a fan of making sure vegetarian guests get to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. I am not a fan of turkey (you could ditch the bird at my dinner, and I'd never miss it). So this should be a trend I'd support.
But WHY, for the love of Pete, DO WE INSIST ON GIVING MEAT NAMES TO VEGETARIAN DISHES?!?
And, really, for all the work and cooking time involved in creating this stuffed, vegetarian homage to John Madden's favorite Thanksgiving dish, wouldn't it just be easier to serve baked squash, candied sweet potatoes, and stuffing?
If you've tried veggieducken, and it's awesome, and I'm totally wrong, please let me know!
Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'm not a fan of stuffing (or dressing, or whatever you call it). But Real Simple's mix-and-match stuffing recipes look too good to not try at least one. (Fig and pine nut, anyone?)
Quote of the week:
"If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world." J.R.R. Tolkien