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A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

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My wife and I don't make a huge deal out of holidays.

There are a number of different reasons for this, but the most important is that I'm not always home for them. I've been fortunate the last couple years to be around for most celebrations, but that hasn't always been the case, and it certainly won't be in the future. When you make a massive deal out of holidays when you're together, they become even more painful when you're apart. As a result, we tend to keep things low-key and just celebrate family as much as possible.

Thanksgiving this year was no exception.

We started the day out with a simple fritata for breakfast. Then, I went for a run while the kids were playing with their train set. Once I returned, we all sat down and watched one of my favorite movies from my childhood, Homeward Bound. Just like when I was a kid, there wasn't a dry eye in the house when the credits rolled. We had sandwiches for lunch and then decided to start attacking a jigsaw puzzle that my wife picked out specifically for the occasion. Please refer to this old post if you would like to know how much I enjoyed that. We Skyped with the family for awhile and then got ready for dinner.

My wife is a pescetarian (a vegetarian who eats fish), and our daughter hates most meat, so our Thanksgiving dinner is probably different than most. We picked up some beautiful ahi tuna steaks from a seafood store not far from our house. CinC HOUSE seared them perfectly and we dressed them up with some coconut rice and squash. It was delicious, and we chased it down with a slice of pumpkin cheese cake.

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