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Happy Thanksgiving!

Whew, this has been a busy few days. It's amazing that when times are tough, the amount of work that has to be done increases as you keep reinventing yourself to be relevant. And 2010, relevant will be a key word.

Tomorrow is my favorite day of the year so it's important to take a few moments to recognize Thanksgiving.

On the pure pleasure side, the day starts off with the Turkey Trot, a fun 10K in the predicted rain and 40 degree gloomy morning. Then breakfast, watch the Lions lose yet another game and then my favorite meal of all.

Here's what I love: Drumstick, candied sweet potatoes, broccoli casserole, a little white meat and gravy, surely a little stuffing and pumpkin pie. No matter how slow I tell myself to eat and no matter how many times I tell myself one plate only, I have yet to be successful.

First plate lasts 6 minutes, second plate in 4. In 10 minutes, days of preparation and cooking is over with. I think that's one of the things that makes it so much fun. Oh, let's not forget the leftovers.

One of my favorites in this category is mish-mosh. This is not from any of Emeril's cookbooks. To make, you cut up white and dark meat into chunks, add sweet and mashed potatoes, a little gravy and any leftover veggie. Combine in 9 x 13 dish. Heat for 30 minutes until steaming. Serve with side salad and cranberry dressing. Yum!

On the tradition side, it's a great day of the year to be thankful. I just finished reading Mitch Albom's latest book, Have A Little Faith, and it's the perfect story for this time of the year. With 5 billion people living in poverty worldwide and millions in the USA miserable, in hospitals, nursing homes or hospice, you have to be thankful for what you have. Albom's books have always preached on this subject.

So Happy Thanksgiving to all. Eat plenty, drink plenty and be sure to work out the following day. And thanks to all for making this day the best one of the year.

Happy Week!


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