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Thanksgiving is Coming, Thanksgiving is Coming!

When making plans for Thanksgiving who’s better to talk to than yourself? Well, maybe your therapist.

Ahhh-hum. (Throat clearing sound--no clue how to spell that.) It is now well into November and Thanksgiving is on its way; bearing down upon us, is another way of looking at it. So much cooking to do, so little time. Better make a list. Then I can relax.

OK:
Buy turkey; make that turkey breast since I’m having a smallish group. Make that breast so we can have leftovers for turkey sandwiches; the best part of Thanksgiving as far as I’m concerned.

Cranberries--make my own sauce or buy canned? Make your own for crying out loud. It’s not that hard. OK, OK. I’m talking to myself AND answering...not a good sign. 

Squash casserole. Do I really want to have that again? Maybe I should break with tradition and go with brussel sprouts. They might turn out better than the ones I threw away last year. But I get whines when I don’t make the squash. In the time it has taken me to think about it I could have made the stupid casserole; if I had the squash. 

Sweet potatoes and white potatoes. Do we really need both? Do we have to hold a major carb-fest every Thanksgiving? All right, all right I’ll buy the potatoes...and some pants with an elastic waist.

Green beans-check.

Rolls-No I’m not making homemade rolls and that’s final. A person has to hold her ground somewhere. 

Salad. A sweet salad? (As if we need something sweet to hold us over ‘til dessert.) OK, a layered vegetable salad. Maybe I can sneak in something nutritious if I hide it under a pile of salad dressing. Hum.

Now for dessert. Cake or pie? Cake and pie? Pie and pie. In the sweet pie and pie. Maybe, when no one is looking, wearing sunglasses, I’ll enter the grocery store and buy a frozen pie. On Thanksgiving, still wearing the sunglasses, I’ll slip the frozen pie into my pie plate, bake it and then bury it under squirt-on whipped cream. 

Forget it, forget it. I cannot do this. I am walking to my computer and Googling in the word that will take care of everything: C-A-T-E-R-E-R. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah Frey November 15, 2011 at 07:58 PM
Love it!
Dahl Mommy November 15, 2011 at 08:12 PM
You're one step ahead of me! You've at least gone beyond talking to yourself and written it down.
Jennifer Zelenka LaSala November 15, 2011 at 10:03 PM
I'm with you whole-heartedly! And it kills me when people serve canned cranberry sauce. That's a dish you just can't mess up it's so easy.
Carol Frey November 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Sarah, Thanks for reading. :) Come on over for Thanksgiving!
Carol Frey November 15, 2011 at 10:41 PM
Talking to yourself---always a great first step!
Carol Frey November 15, 2011 at 10:41 PM
Jen, Thanks for reading. Happy Thanksgiving cooking!
Colleen November 16, 2011 at 02:57 AM
You're way ahead of me, of course I'm traveling this year so the onus isn't on me! Yay!
Carol Frey November 16, 2011 at 03:21 AM
Yay for traveling! Thanks for reading.
Laura November 16, 2011 at 10:22 AM
I swear you've been peeking down my chimney, only it's much funnier when you tell it! The only things you left off the list are the rice, and the two kinds of stuffing. And the pumpkin cheesecake.
Carol Frey November 16, 2011 at 12:57 PM
Can't believe I forgot the stuffing! That's a MUST!
joy moore November 16, 2011 at 02:20 PM
You always make me laugh! This one was the best, probably because it is so on target. This year we are traveling so the question is what do i make that can travel 8 hours and still be edible the next day. Keep these articles coming. i love them all.
Carol Frey November 16, 2011 at 02:24 PM
Thanks for reading Joy!
Linda Zelenka November 19, 2011 at 04:12 PM
You know just how 99% of us feel. Thanks for the empathy! Linda
Carol Frey November 19, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Thanks for reading Linda. Empathy are us!

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