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This Open Thread is Prepping for Turkey Day

Yeah, Thanksgiving is still a week away, but I’m already planning. When to drive down to Trader Joe’s to get my brined turkey? When to start prepping? Do I try to make challah stuffing for Thanksgivukkah or stick with the same one I make every year? Should I make apple pie again, or go easy on myself and make sugar cookies instead? Will I get the kiddo to try a single bite of anything I make this year? So many questions!

What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year? Any shenanigans in the works?

Gif from Friends of Monica dancing with a turkey on her head

Gif from Friends of Joey screaming when he sees the turkey on Monica's head

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

5 replies on “This Open Thread is Prepping for Turkey Day”

This is the first year I won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving — the husband is out of the country, the kid’s play got moved to T-Day, and I was supposed to be invited to the US Consulate for their dinner, but I can’t get in, because my passport is with my husband for visa processing. I’m really kind of irrationally upset about this.

I’ve been informed that since Mr. Nonsense and I are officially hitched that I’m now required to bring a dish to the Thanksgiving festivities. Apparently my food was no good when we were only committed and living together. :-/ It really shouldn’t bother me as much as it does, but we lived together for five years and now that we have some paper I’m required to bring a salad?

What’s the upside of marriage again?

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