I’m Not Cooking a Thanksgiving Meal

November 28, 2013 · 3 comments

in Family, Good Things, Holidays, Mister

vintage_Thanksgiving_turkey

I hope you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving. Every year of my adult life I’ve been up in the wee hours making Thanksgiving dinner. Some years it’s been at Mister’s parent’s house and there have been lots of people helping out. Some years it’s been me doing the whole thing. This year we decided to do a Pie Party and make all our pies the day before Thanksgiving and invite people over for that (And have pizza too, which also counts as pie sort of). I spent a day and a half making several pies. It was really nice to get it done early. And since dessert is way more important than the rest of Thanksgiving dinner it was nice to be able to eat it while we all still had room in our stomachs.  It was lovely to have people over that we actually are friends with instead of relatives who fall all over the likeability spectrum. Although most of our friends are at the beach because the kids get out of school for a whole week. Why would you visit family someplace cold when the beach is just a few hours away? But we–losers apparently–remain home. But we certainly are making the best of it.

But back to Thanksgiving dinner. We are buying it this year. From Cracker Barrell. It was Mister’s idea. I have eaten at Cracker Barrell exactly once in my entire life but Mister takes the kids to breakfast there all the time. He claims it’s good. After a jillion hours in the kitchen already, I’m more than thrilled to not be cooking right now. Especially since it’s just the same group of people I cook dinner for every single day of my life.  Mister wrapped a little turkey with bacon and threw it on the smoker this morning so we’d have some extra meat (turkey is my favorite!). But otherwise I am leaving it to somebody else to feed me. And that is what I am thankful for today.

Have a super Thanksgiving!

P.S. I like to call the above picture, “Sure you can wear my bonnet, Tom! I’ll just get it back tomorrow when we cut your head off.”

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Stephanie November 29, 2013 at 9:33 am

So, how was it? I’m dying to know if it was satisfactory to you and your discerning tastes!

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L. November 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm

A dessert Thanksgiving! Now, THAT’S my idea of bliss! Aside from exquisite stuffing (which I make but nobody else does — if I do say so myself) dessert is my 1000% favorite part of Thanksgiving! WAHOO!

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Tiffster December 1, 2013 at 11:38 am

We also bought our Thanksgiving dinner. I did quite miss the stuffing. But it was sure easy!

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