I will never make Thanksgiving dinner again!
I decided to host a casual brunch on Thanksgiving morning and then host dinner.
I cooked for days and I believe I made at least 5 runs to the grocery store on Wednesday as my list of friends expanded.
I stayed up late and made additional starta and creme brulee' french toast. I even decided to make a Spanish Tortilla which is onions, garlic, eggs and potatoes. A dish I enjoyed while walking the Camino.
I set out a Mimosa station, Bloody Mary station and a Coffee station to accommodate all.
Then Thursday morning the text started coming through with cancellations! Who does that last minute? Apparently 4 people.
Nevertheless, it was wonderful, we didn't get arrested or ratted out by an angry neighbor. No one contacted COVID either.
Within a couple hours of cleaning and prepping for dinner I began the daunting task of cooking a full meal deal.
I asked my husband if he liked the stuffing better from the turkey or casserole style? He calmly announces to me, "I don't really like stuffing or turkey, actually I have never really liked Thanksgiving dinner.." drop mic...
My husband doesn't even like turkey, what on earth? There is only 3 of us now in our family, plus a girlfriend and an occasional friend or two. My son spends half the day either at his Dad's or girlfriends.
I had no need to make that feast.
Upon talking to my sister who was celebrating in the mountains with her larger family, she tells me they bought a Honey Baked ham and Turkey plus the fixings from Costco.. THAT'S IT, I scream.
I will gladly host Brunch and make lasagna for dinner!