There are things that aren't easy sharing with your significant other without fearing ridicule or worst, being seen unfavorable! My odd little tradition after thanksgiving had once repulsed a boyfriend, so the first holiday spent with my husband was a little tense and so I braced myself. The day after Thanksgiving I have my famous sandwich. I say it is famous because my friends and family are well aware of it and find it amusing to call me up after Thanksgiving to find out if I have had my traditional treat.
I really can't remember what year it began, but I was in my teens. I was home alone at lunch time the day after Thanksgiving and I was in the kitchen looking at the pantry for something quick to eat. I decided on a PB&J, but this simple snack I also do not fix in a simple way. I mix both ingredients in a bowl before I spread it between the bread.
Anyways, on that first day I took a bite out of my sandwich, but immediately felt the snack would not be enough so I peeked in the refrigerator for something else to eat. To my surprise I found some left over turkey breast that I guess we brought home from some relatives home we celebrated the day before. It looked so appetising I served myself a small portion on a plate and nuked it. I felt bad I had not discovered the leftovers in the fridge first because now I was stuck with my PB&J. I figured I would have to eat my sandwich since I had already prepared it, but I was going to treat myself and pick at the turkey. Some how the warm turkey made it in to my sandwich and the experience was so wonderful I repeated it the next year.
It was unintentional to make it a tradition; the year after I found myself in a similar situation and the memory drove me to repeat it. After the second time the excitement over the sandwich came and I've been celebrating ever since.
So I mentioned my little sandwich repulsed a boyfriend, as well as other people to be honest; OK, most people but at least my husband tried to understand my attraction to the sweet and savory combination.. On the first Thanksgiving we hosted after our marriage my in-laws came to visit and sure enough a couple of my close friends called me up to ask if I had had my sandwich. I did, and I am anticipating with great joy my sandwich this year!
What are you looking forward to on this next Thanksgiving?