Despite nearly everyone else discussing the upcoming “gorge fest” holiday, I seem to have let it drift very far from my mind. I suppose in some small corner of this crazy, disorganized subconscious of mine, I just assumed I would make “the usual” for Thanksgiving. The problem? There are so many!
First of all, the sheer quantity of food I usually prepare is astounding (and ridiculous for only five people). So, that is something I must change this year. Second, I usually load the table down with all sorts of carbs (mashed potatoes, stuffing, yeast rolls, cornbread, and more). Most (if not all) of those things are on my “no-no” list. Third, dessert is usually a main attraction at my house. I. Love. Pumpkin. Pie. (with tons of whipped cream)
So, apparently, I need to develop a plan. My family will be fine with the reduction in quantity (because they will not have a choice). However, if I serve *no* stuffing, *no* potatoes, *no* rolls, and *no* dessert…I may not live to see another day. Really. What in the world do I do now?
I ran the idea of having mashed sweet potatoes (instead of the white potatoes) and I got the stare that said, “Is she really serious behind that face? This has to be some sort of joke because she would *never* mess with the f*&$ing mashed potatoes. Right?” That, I suppose, is not going to fly.
Now that I am actively thinking about the upcoming holiday, I am entering a stage of panic. What in the world am I to do? Do any of you have suggestions for recipes that will not make my family murder me…but that I will be able to eat and enjoy? Help! (tee hee…but seriously)