Every year, my husband and I buck the Thanksgiving trend and go with a tradition we started in 2009. On Thanksgiving day, we’ll usually get some kind of a workout in, then a movie and then our feast is at Shalimar on Polk. Those of you who know Shalimar, know that it is a super dive Indian place. Plastic tables and cups, a slight stickiness to them always. But the food is amazing. Hot, fresh and incredible every time.
Since we had our son the movie has dropped off but we took him to Shalimar last year and he ate up, a boy after his parents hearts.
As we get closer to Christmas, I think back on some of the amazing traditions we had as a family and wonder what I’d like to do for my family now. I’m thinking of bringing back St. Nicholas Day on December 6th. And we’ve already purchased an Advent calendar, though the meaning will be watered down until we sort out how we want to share this with our son. There will be some Christmas cookie making in there, and we’ll try to focus on giving at a very local level. Maybe doing something for our neighbors and friends.
I love traditions and can’t wait to develop some as a family. We’ll keep Shalimar no doubt.