11-21-2010, 09:59 AM
(11-20-2010 11:52 PM)RN-PRN Wrote: [ -> ]I love cooking a big Thanksgiving feast for my family, but as of the last 6 years it has been for only immediate family. Seven years ago, I invited what family we have close to us for dinner (11 in all). I spent days before preparing and making several desserts (my pumpkin swirled cheesecake is posted). My children were 6, 3, and 1 1/2 at that time. I spent all day cooking and was still preparing when family arrived and plopped down in the other room. I was trying to cook, take care of the kids (chase after is more like it), set the tables and keep all the pots and pans washed prior to dinner. Nobody even asked if I needed any help with anything (or anyone). Some sat in their separate corners (felt like family feud). Needless to say, I got to eat a cold dinner and then cleaned up without help. From that day on I vowed never to have them all over again for dinner. We have been to my mother-in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner, but they always mention when I am going to make it next (It is great that they can open boxes and cans for their side dishes.) I am the only one who cooks from scratch and goes all out to make dinners...or any meals. My sister and her husband have no problem coming to our house for dinner either, yet we have NEVER been there for Thanksgiving dinner...come to think of it we haven't been there in over a year and a half for dinner! Me bitter....NAAAHHHH.
Since I have been back to work (last 6 years), I have tried to work Thanksgiving so I am not obligated to do anything and my husband and kids don't mind waiting a day or two for my turkey dinner. In fact mine will be on Saturday this year. Anyone but my family is invited So Boomer if you make it out to the Detroit area on Saturday you are welcome...I may be a little tired from working the night before, but I am used to staying up of 40 hours at a time
Woohoo! Dinnertime huh? Well, not sure I am going THAT far over. My aunts live in South Haven as does both my cousins, and my folks live in Allegan. But - keep that thought!!!
My only problem right now is whether or not to take the Harley. According to my uncle they are supposed to get some decent snow on Thursday into Friday. YUK!