With my new, less than one week old “minimalist” attitude, I lay awake last night thinking of our Thanksgiving dinner. There will be five adults here. We’re having a 16 pound turkey and a ham. We really don’t need both but I will fix them and we will eat leftovers til one of us declares that we will die if we have one more ham sandwich! Seriously, there’s a whole lot I can do with leftover ham and turkey so I’m not too concerned about having those.
But the veggies . . why do we think we have to have so much? Green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing. I’ve decided I’m not going to fix the sweet potato casserole unless mom, dad or Vince seriously can’t make it without it.
Cranberry sauce, cherry/cranberry salad and Watergate salad? Do we need three? No! I’m the one who loves Watergate salad. I can live without it so I’ll leave that off.
Pumpkin pie, pecan pie and Five Flavor Pound Cake. Do we need three desserts? No. I’m leaving off . . what? Surely not pumpkin pie. I’ll ask mom, dad and Vince what they’d rather have . . cake or pecan pie. One or the other . . not both. Vince said he wants pound cake. I think that’s what mom and dad would rather have too. I love pecan pie. I’ll just wait and when it’s just the two of us, I’ll make one and I can have more that way. The more I think about it . . the more I want pecan pie!
Giblet Gravy and Rolls . . that’s it. My Thanksgiving dinner has just gotten a little easier . . not a whole lot but a little.