Happy Thanksgiving [long] weekend

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 Blog post by Amanda Evers (The Intern):

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s when Fall is in full swing; the leaves have changed, it’s sweater weather, and the boots come out. It’s also acceptable to load up a plate of turkey, sweet potato and asparagus as high as you can, eat all of it, and settle into a nap shortly afterwards. You get to visit with your family and friends, and everything is closed, so there’s nowhere you have to be.

There’s also nothing that spoils it quicker than burnt turkey or dry stuffing. With that many pots, pans, and baking trays on the go, it’s easy to lose track of how long each one has been on. There’s always tons of relatives crammed into our kitchen, looking for a quick preview of the dinner to come, which means added distractions. A fire in the oven, or even a smoke alarm going off at the wrong time, can mean a mad rush of people who aren’t necessarily familiar with your  house (or any fire plans, for that matter) trying to get out the door all at once. Trying to get my grandmother out with the mad scuffle that will ensue is definitely something I’d like to avoid.

This year, I’ve planned to get a few things done the day before, like dessert, but there’s only so much I can do before the big event. I also have some finger food that I have as appetizers, so hopefully that will keep all the relatives out of my kitchen for longer.


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