I’m hoping and praying that this will be a time for healing and reconciliation. The last few months have been particularly rough, what with the election, in my family, and I suspect, in many families. We’re still working on what it means to agree to disagree, peacefully state opinions and have discussions. It is not easy. It probably won’t happen quickly. We still have to mainly dodge the topic in order to keep the peace.
But I’m optimistic that we’ll learn. I heard the statistic that 40% of families disagree politically. This is comforting. I feel less alone knowing that 40% of families this Thursday will be figuring out how to deal with each other, just like mine.
On the upside, I’ve been encouraged by the reactions of other food bloggers, news outlets, friends, & organizations that I follow spreading messages of unity, of support, of hope, and standing together in this time of uncertainty and fear. A lot of my Christian friends on both sides have been saying and sharing messages over social media about trusting God. And it’s very true. But I do also think that God calls us to stand up for what’s right. Not to sit passively by and let evil happen. I’ll be looking for ways to join in on efforts to keep our country safe by ensuring that everyone’s rights are protected, no matter their race, nationality, or religion. I hope you will too.
On the homefront, we have some amazing updates coming soon! A move and a new puppy are on the horizon for us. Excited to share more details — this has forever been a dream of mine, and I’m ridiculously excited for this change!
These carrots are an interesting, sweet & salty way to mix it up this Thanksgiving. Instead of bringing the same sides, try a new veggie. Miso paste is in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods, as well as many natural or Asian food stores. These roasted carrots are what I’ll be eating instead of fatty green bean casserole.