For 23 years I cooked green bean casserole for the one person who liked it. He has chosen to no longer be a part of this family.
Last year I jokingly said for now on I'm only cooking pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes because that's all anyone in my house really wants anyway. The turkey and other sides were just put on the table because that's what you are supposed to eat on Thanksgiving.
So, this year, a new version of my family, and therefore a new tradition:
Pizza, Pie & Popcorn
Today me and the kids ordered pizza, ate pumpkin pie and went to the movies. We had a great time. We spent the day together, expressed our thankfulness that we are still together, and reminded each other that we will always be there for each other.
What we ate or didn't eat isn't what made today a holiday. Being together and strengthening our family for years to come is what made today special.