Smoked turkey on the grill. Up at 5am, use old fashioned hardwood charcoal.
2pm pack up bird and side dishes a race across town for the main event "The Gravy Wars".
Gibblets in the gravy? Red wine or white or none or turkey stock?
OMG!! Your great grandma is now spinning in her grave!! GET OUT of the kitchen!!!
The battle lines are drawn with all sides of the family involved. We'll move on to fighting over orange sweet potatoes or the lighter white ones?
Someone will have preemptively hidden the marshmallows to prevent another casserole abomination.
Spiking the stuffing with real cranberries is always a hoot cause you know who the "piggies" are, they're screaming an spitting thermonuclear hot
cranberries across the room. (snickers) Wait till everyones seated first!!! Geeze!!!
More debate over homemade pie crust versus store bought altho strangely all the pies mysteriously disappear by the end of the night regardless? Stand
by your convictions people!!! Drop that piece of apple pie if it bothers you that much you hypocrite!!!
Then it's cleanup time. If you aren't helping you're the one we're gossiping about, just remember that.
The anti-smokers will all be Tsk-Tsking as the rest of us head outside to the smoking lounge/canopy with chairs an freeze our hoo-haa's off
complaining about who guzzled the new "fancy"wine some of us never got to try an playing "name that constellation".
Little bit of laser tag, tossing the lighted frisbee around an Mom will remember we're actually all STILL there an come out with a pot of coffee cause
she wanted some an decided we do too! It's a tradition to remind her "so? where are the mugs for this coffee? Yep! back in the kitchen as she protests
she DID NOT have too much wine an grouses she can't be expected to do everything for us ingrates.
BTW smoked turkey makes the BEST soup!!
Happy Preemptive Thanksgiving to y'all!!
Almost forgot. Rutabaga's. Gotta have 'em, not a holiday without the grousing that turnips are better than the 'baga however if they were someone
would have bought some, ya think?
edit on 18-11-2017 by Caver78 because: (no reason given)