How are you planning on spending your Turkey Day? I am celebrating at home with family. My brother and his partner flew in from NYC yesterday, and my mother and stepdad will be arriving this morning.
My husband’s in charge of preparing the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and an apple pie with the crust rolled out from scratch. My Mom’s making a salad, sweet potatoes, chex mix, fudge, and a pumpkin pie. My brother (possibly the best cook amongst us) is creating a gourmet stuffing with cherries, grapes, celery root, leeks, and roasted chestnuts, as well as a a wild mushroom dish. He also bought a pecan pie. That leaves me with surprisingly little to cook myself — fresh cranberries and a green bean casserole. Fortunately, we have a massive kitchen with two large prep islands, a six-burner stovetop, and two ovens for preparing all this food.
My husband was supposed to be in Narita, Japan, but he was able to go a few days earlier instead, so he’ll be home to celebrate with us. I am thankful to be celebrating this holiday with my family!