T-Day Ahead

We realized quite late that Thanksgiving is next week, and then the husband seemed interested in actually having Thanksgiving foods for Thanksgiving. “But don’t make a fuss,” he said. So I set about ordering the boxed turkey meal we’d been getting the last few years, but alas … no longer available. I had to order the necessary things, and there will be cooking involved. Fine. Whatever.

The groceries just arrived, and I’m glad I had the foresight to order two different kinds of smoked turkey breast, because we only got one. Also, we didn’t get the half pecan/half pumpkin pie. We’ll be having pecan only, and we will enjoy it. We got jellied cranberries instead of whole. So all I need to do for Thanksgiving is make green bean casserole, stuffing, gravy, and some sort of potato dish. That sorta feels like a fuss. Well, at least I don’t have to do the turkey!

While I’d have rather done no cooking for Thanksgiving, it is a true fact my cooking is better than the precooked frozen Boxed Turkey Day Meal. It’s not terrible by any means, but it is a bit bland and well, mass produced. Another upside is that making it from scratch is WAY cheaper. I’m sure everything will be fine, and the day will be fine, and we’ll be happy to have turkey and most of the usual fixings. Mostly, I just want to dig into the pie. I’d bet good money it doesn’t remain untouched until Thanksgiving.