It may just be me but it seems as though the last dozen holidays have sprung up on me like old photos of my junior year in high school. I have been unprepared and ill fitted for their arrival, then I am scrambling at the last moment to pull things together so I don't seem surprised/embarrassed. More often than not I just brush the few preparations I have done aside and let things happen as they will, and for the most part I do like spontaneity.
Our nation's Independence day is coming up, only days away, and here I am sharing with you something completely unrelated. It's not a thematic salute to my lovely country, or a colorfully patriotic goodie to share at your holiday bar-be-que. I'm not even sharing an actual meal with you; just a snack I made up to imitate (and transcend) something I saw in a bulk bin at the market. Just a nibble; but a good nibble.