Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thanksgiving's Not 'Til Next Week...

...But I want the food NOW! I've been craving Thanksgiving foods for the past few days. It's driving me a little crazy. I can't get the thought of juicy turkey, perfectly cooked stuffing, hot, soft rolls, sweet potatoes, and all of those other delicious Turkey Day goodies out of my mind. One thing is for sure: I'm really going to enjoy next week's feast when it finally comes. Especially since I don't have to cook it. Sometimes I can't believe that I'm 28 and have never cooked a Thanksgiving meal. How'd that happen? This is how: it's easy when you switch off between your family and your husband's family every other year. I wonder how much longer we can get away with this? I'm guessing we won't have to be responsible for the big meal until I'm at least in my early 30s. If it can last beyond that, all the better! This year we're spending the holiday in Massachusetts with my family. All we have to bring is a chocolate trifle for dessert and three bottles of sparkling cider. That definitely works for me!

13 comments:

Laura said...

I am a little ashamed to say that my husband usually does most of Thanksgiving.

Wendyburd1 said...

We go to my Aunt's every year. My Mom has wanted to have it at our house, but the cousins aren't willing to drive to our house...it's okay WE drive the hour, but not them. Yeah...love my Aunt...cousins suck. :)

Kristina P. said...

I think we might be going out to eat. Who knows.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I'm not a big fan of Thanksgiving food for some reason. Turkey has a weird after taste to me. Russ is allergic to turkey anyway. So, we'll have ham and maybe some chicken. Yes, he's allergic to chicken too, but I like chicken better than turkey.

I've never made a big Thanksgiving meal for extended family. Last year was the first time I cooked the Thanksgiving meal, but it was only the 6of us.

Have fun in Mass! Hope we can figure out how to meet up in Plymouth! (or Plimouth, since I know you like that spelling better :-)

Kristina P. said...

Hey, Donna, I wanted to email you but you don't have your email address in your profile. Mind sending me an email?

Jessie Adams said...

I've never really been in Thanksgiving food. My family never really did the big special meal thing. It was mostly just an excuse to get everyone together...although that never did fare all that well either (we are very dysfunctional:))
But I do love soft warm rolls!!!!

dougandcheryl said...

I'm excited too. We've had to do our own little thanksgiving for the past few years though (this will be the third) so it's not quite as great as going home.
I can't stand touching raw meat so making a normal turkey is torture.. I get those little ones that go from freezer to oven!

Rachael said...

I am right there with ya! YUMMO! Can't wait. The best holidays are where you all split up the meals, not too much work for everyone, so everyone can enjoy! Hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!

Karolynn said...

I haven't had to cook it for 8 years now! We switch off between family too. I know I had better enjoy it, because someday it will be up to me to cook it when our parents are gone. This post makes me hungry!

jaredandmatisse said...

I haven't had to make a Thanksgiving meal yet, and the thought terrifies me.

Peter said...

Thanksgiving cooking is actually not that bad. It does take a long time, but the trick is to prepare as much as you can ahead of time so you're not trying to cram everything in at once. (For example, a bit of lemon juice will allow you to peel apples for spiced apples hours before cooking without them turning brown).

I had to cook my first thanksgiving @ 14 years old when my Mom was in a car accident and couldn't get out of her wheelchair. She sat there with a wooden spoon and told me what to do while I cooked. The cooking was fun and not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. The dishes on the other hand...

Donna said...

Peter, you've completely taken away the pressure I was feeling about cooking this meal in the years to come. I'm so glad you'll be able to do it. You're a much better cook than I am anyway. You handle the cooking, and I'll take care of the cleaning. I don't mind the cleaning up as much as you do, so it's a perfect match!

Blog Buddy said...

I'm so impatient myself for all this awesome food...I made an apple pie last night!