Having a birthday around Thanksgiving was okay for me as a kid [said the fellow with the selective memory] because I had a 4/7 chance of no school on my birthday (birthday parties being a separate horror reserved for another story). I never got asked my favorite meal (ha!), but I did get my favorite birthday cake (German chocolate). Or pie. Pumpkin pie with candles is the same thing, right, because Jack really likes pumpkin pie, doesn’t he? You betcha! (And my other options…? Yeah, thought so. Ooooh, Cool Whip!) <sigh>
The Indian-themed meal sounds very cool. My wife (who loves me very much) does not let me anywhere near the holiday recipe picks, however, because: experience. And the tofu cheesecake, of which we no longer speak in front of family (“Uncle Jack, it was awful!” “It was different, honey; different is not awful.” “I had nightmares the tofu was chasing me!”).
Happy Birthday, Meg!