This year, those friends - who are close enough to be considered family - are going "home" for the holiday to celebrate and deal with family issues.
This news wrought much havoc in this household. Not that we begrudge them for not being here - we are so happy that they will be going home and dealing with the issues that must be dealt with - but...this leaves just the three of us. And while The Husband loves to cook, a full-on Thanksgiving meal for three is just too much to ask of him and, honestly? Cleaning up a full-on Thanksgiving dinner for just three is too much to ask of me.
So I threw a wild and crazy idea out there figuring it would wither on the vine. I suggested that we go out for Thanksgiving dinner. The Husband was on board, surprisingly. We figured the sticking point would be Man-Child. This
Last weekend, I began casting around for local restaurants that would be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and found quite a few. What I wasn't expecting? That most of those would already be full of reservations. Who knew? Going out for Thanksgiving is a "thing" here. Luckily, I was able to secure one of the last available reservations in town.
After making the reservation, *I* began to have reservations. So I texted Man-Child asking if he wanted me to make a dessert - you know, just to hold onto a piece of tradition. His response?
So, it's nice to know that at least ONE tradition will stand this year...it happens every year - no matter what complicated math I use to divide the recipe, I will end up with enough filling for three; never fails.
What's your Thanksgiving looking like this year?