The big one is coming. Yes, that one. Getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table by Thursday. Before midnight, hopefully. I say this because the DH has decided he will cook Thanksgiving. It all began when I started talking about all the work that goes into cooking Thanksgiving, and he scoffed saying how easy a turkey dinner is to make. So I shot him the skank eye and made a big “harrumph.” To which he said, “Well, then I’ll cook Thanksgiving.”
Now that would be cause for celebration if it meant he will actually be cooking Thanksgiving, because here is how it is already going and it is only Monday. For you see, he is already “cooking” by telling me what he needs from the grocery store and what I need to get ready for him.
“Honey,” he says, “make sure to make the relish and the pie crusts ahead of time for me.”
“Sure, Sweetheart,” I say, wondering how this is making it so easy for me.
“And I’ll need you to make the pies that morning.”
“Will you now?”
“Well, yes,” he says in that managerial voice of his. Gads, some days I pity the people who work for him. “Because I’ll have to make the stuffing and the turkey!”
You can see immediately how that might overtax a poor person. A man person, that is. So this week will probably continue along those lines and as we all sit down to dinner on Thursday, I am sure he will take credit for the entire meal and declare it easily done. Hopefully I won’t be holding the carving knife at the time. Then again, I hear leftovers work well for a wake.
Sides? Did I hear some of you saying sides? What are your favorite side dishes on Thanksgiving? Mine? Fresh cranberry relish and stuffing. Yummy.