by Lynn Cahoon from the November 26, 2012 issue
Tagline: Later, Mark and Cassie would tell their friends that they'd never have met had it not been for turkey leftovers--and one very persistent matchmaker!
In a Nutshell: Mark's sister signed him up for a meal prep class focusing on turkey leftovers. "Coincidentally," her friend Cassie is in the same class. While both declare they're not looking for a relationship, during they class they connect enough to warrant a dinner date afterward.
Observations: I wish I had thought of this idea for a holiday story--something revolving around the Thanksgiving leftovers! What a clever idea.
I liked Mark's honesty when he tells Cassie he's not looking for a relationship, and it shows some character growth when he gradually comes to change his mind.
I thought this part was cute:
Cassie had been right when she called the process idiot-proof, so Mark found himself making up reasons to ask her for help.
I thought the ending was cute, too.
Photo by Jeff Kubina (cc)