This wasn’t always the case. There was a time in my life that if you said all you wanted for your birthday was for me to fry you an egg, I’d toss you out like old Chinese take-out (which by the way, was all I ate; that and Frosted Flakes).
At my last Thanksgiving though, I served Gorgonzola and Fontina Nachos, Pumpkin Soup with Cranberry Relish, Brined Roast Turkey with a little Sage Butter rub, Baked Sundried Tomato Risotto and Veggies, Nutella Banana Brioche, and a Mocha Chip Cheesecake for dessert.
If it sounds like I’m tooting my own horn, I am. I made it all from scratch and I had a great time doing it.
This year, with no family or friends to celebrate with, I’d like to give thanks (for that fateful visit from Mephistopheles whence I got the ability to fry an egg) by making a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner for someone else.
The problem is that I don’t know anyone who has room for me and my chef-ery among their holiday traditions. They have Grandma Marci’s famous cranberry sauce, Dad’s can’t-miss stuffing, and Uncle Bob’s classic marshmallow and cheddar salad to look forward to and for them, cooking together is half the fun.
I know there’s somebody out there who doesn’t have the time, the inclination, or maybe the interest in preparing a big meal but wants family and friends in their home all the same. For those Thanks Givers, I offer a palatable solution.
That’s why I’m creating Earnest.
I want the people of the world to be able to share their passions and talents with their communities without having to take out an ad or ask around and hope someone they know knows someone.
When we each contribute something we all get stronger. We learn more, we enrich our own experience, the experience of others, and our communities.
Follow your dreams, keep your money local, and do business in Earnest.