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Thanksgiving Dinner for One

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Well, that was fast. As you may know, I moved into my GA apartment last week. So this will be the first time that I’m not enjoying the holiday in the midst of my family members and friends. I have conflicting emotions about this! I’m sure I’ll miss my family tomorrow, but it’s empowering in a way to be all on my own and starting my own traditions in my new home.

You might remember that I’m a pescatarian. Which means that there usually isn’t much for me to eat at family dinners this time of year. Now that I’m semi settled into my new place, I’m going to try some new recipes that suit my taste buds. Take THAT grandma. Seriously, she doesn’t understand my diet and always questions me about it.

Anyway, here is what I think I’ll make…
-Seafood paella
-Roasted veggie kabobs with curried chickpeas and yogurt sauce (OMG, YUM)
-Sweet potato pie (no, I will not be buying any Pattie pies)

It’s not a lot because I don’t want to overwhelm myself or have too much food leftover. Notice I said what I “think” I’ll make. I always start out with good intentions and then, well, you know…they disappear. I’ve never made any of these msyelf and I love trying new recipes for dinner more than any other meal.

On another note, I’m going to be alone this holiday season by choice. But there are so many people who will be alone because life has dealt them an unfortunate set of cards. And my heart aches for them today. Would you do me a favor? If you can – invite them to be with you and your family. If it’s a homeless person that you see frequently, take them a plate. If it’s someone who’s too stubborn to accept help, just pray for them. These are just a few ways that we can give hope to someone who may not have any left in their life. We are blessed to be a blessing…

Until next time…


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  • Reply Seyra Rico November 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Hi, Candace! Congrats on your independent life, it’s such an uplifting experience. The seafood paella sounds wonderful, wish you could have invited me to Thanksgiving instead!

    -Seyra x

    • Reply Candace McGee November 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Haha, thanks Seyra. I definitely liked the recipe and enjoyed it in peace and quiet.

  • Reply Trang Do November 26, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Love this post! Happy Thanksgiving dear!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Reply Candace McGee November 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks Trang, I hope your Thanksgiving was awesome.

  • Reply India Benjamin November 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Seafood paella sounds delicious! I hope you had a lovely day, starting new traditions is so exciting :)

    India | Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • Reply Candace McGee November 29, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Hey India, it wound up just being shrimp but was so delicious. I hope your Thanksgiving was amazing!

  • Reply ≈ CARMEN ≈ November 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Hopefully you had a happy Thanksgiving for one. The veggie kabobs sound spectacular. :]

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    • Reply Candace McGee November 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Hey Carmen. I enjoyed myself, though it was uncharacteristically quiet. Ha! Thanks.

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