THIS GIRL and my SIL!!
For as long as I can remember, my grandma made the Thanksgiving meal. Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, cranberry relish and the best mashed potatoes and gravy.
I have a lot of fond memories sitting at their house, watching football and stuffing myself until I have a three month food baby.
But now that my grandma is older, it’s a lot for her to do, and this weekend, she bittersweetly relinquished the Thanksgiving title.
And it really is bittersweet because it’s another sign of change, but one that my SIL and I gladly jumped on.
Yes, we VOLUNTEERED to cook Thanksgiving for that part of our family.
VOLUNTEERED. I’ll say that again because I had an initial moment of fear and then, excitement.
And I’m still so excited about this…and scared.
My SIL and I will be cooking family favorites, but mixing it up a bit too. So far, we’ve discussed adding a sweet potato dish, appetizers (since we’ll eat a little later) and I have made it my mission to find an amazing green bean casserole recipe.
The only big decision we still have to make is: make the turkey ourselves or purchase one premade? I won’t lie, doing a fully homemade turkey freaks me out a little bit.
But, I have plenty of time to get my questions answered and feel more secure in what we’re making.
Martha Stewart and Pioneer Woman, I’ve got my eye on you women to help me through this. And I’m hoping it won’t become an episode of My Drunk Kitchen (no promises).
Who traditionally cooks your Thanksgiving meal?
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