Serious Eats: Talk
Thanksgiving Dinners Past: Best and Worst
When trying to make plans for visiting family on Thanksgiving, my husband let it slip that he did not care to eat the meal with my mom's family because he doesn't like their food. I never really thought about it, but he's right. The food isn't that good. Lots of microwaved vegetables that are either horribly undercooked or overcooked. My aunt insists on making mashed "puh-day-duhs" every year with unholy amounts of fat free half and half and margarine. So I guess we'll join that part of the family for Mrs. Smiths pie and fat free, sugar free cool whip after we have dinner with his family.
What are some of the best and worst things you've seen on the Thanksgiving table? Bonus points for posts that include stories about crazy relatives!