OK. This is what happens. You spend years making ridiculous amounts of food for Thanksgiving. Then one day you realize: NO ONE needs that much food at one meal on one day EVER. So, you say to the now-grown children, “Let’s simplify. Let’s do less. L:et’s decide to fix only what we must positively have to create the Thanksgiving feast of our dreams.”
And when all is said and done and everyone has made their decisions – we are still having too much food!
At least now they all pitch in, so my life really is easier.
We’re pretty traditional. I am roasting the 23.18 pound turkey. I’ll just create the fabulous dressing on the side because that whole stuffing-inside-the-turkey thing is still a bit scary…you never know. I will also mash 10 pounds of real-butter-and-heavy-cream potatoes with just the right amount of garlic. They are to die for, if I must say so myself. And I am an amazing gravy-maker. There’ll be some dips and hors d’eouvres (gotta have the shrimp cocktail with Bookman’s sauce) and that is it! The rest of the sides and pies and must-haves will come from my kiddos.
What are you eating Thursday?…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Better check Martha’s website to make sure I’m up on the latest turkey info…