Monday, November 22, 2010
I usually do not hop up on a soap box, but I have something pressing on my mind and my heart. I would never presume to tell anyone what to do. I sure as heck am no authority. I do not want to take away traditions and family time. But is it possible, to change just a bit? Perhaps have some eggplant Parmesan or a nice dish of your choosing other than a turkey every thanksgiving. Is it possible for all of us to gather with those we love and give thanks without turkey? I'm not necessarily even asking that you give up turkey altogether. Instead, you could have it at random times throughout the year. It's just that as tuned into the animal kingdom as I tend to be, I'm aware of all the turkeys that are bred and killed specifically just so we can have one on our thanksgiving day table every year. And I do not even want to think about the deplorable housing and the ingredients that they are given that are inhumane to them and toxic to us if you are still choosing a conventional turkey. That's a topic for another post... We can even rename it something like Feast Day instead of Turkey day!!