It’s the time where domestic divas everywhere are mapping out their kitchen battle plans, baking their pumpkin pies, putting together their cranberry relishes, and stuffing their turkeys. I, as usual, will not be doing any of that. My contribution to Thanksgiving dinner will begin tomorrow in the late morning. I will open up my freezer, remove a box containing a Sara Lee apple pie, put the pie in the oven, bake it, and bring it to Neil’s parents’ house while it’s still piping hot. It will be a welcome addition to our dessert.
You know, there’s a very large part of me that laments the lack of the traditional pumpkin & cranberry goodness at our Thanksgiving table every year, and that same part of me that wishes I were more involved in the preparations, or that I was at least making a pie from scratch. And then I remember: I don’t make particularly good apple pies, and I don’t really even like much of the traditional pumpkin or cranberry Thanksgiving foods that are missing from our table. Well, duh.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday, whether you are scrambling to prepare a feast yourself, or whether you are traveling 20 minutes away to your in-laws’ house with a frozen pie in hand. Happy Thanksgiving!