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Friday, September 18, 2009

Family Holidays

Tonight is the start of a holiday in my family, and I'm off to dinner at my mother's. This meal is always the same, except that over the years my mother and my aunt have "simplified" the recipes, to use more canned and pre-prepared foods. I'm in favor of whole, fresh, unprocessed food, and so I find many of these dishes unpalatable, and certainly less healthy. I suggested that a salad be served and was told it's "not traditional". What that really means is THEY have never served salad with this meal. There is no one tradition for these foods, just what we make up.
Guess what? I'm bringing a salad!

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