Between Jessica and me, we have planned, cooked and served countless holiday meals. At some point, holiday meal planning became ingrained in our souls. We always joke about how autopilot starts kicking in after Halloween for Thanksgiving.
Autopilot was certainly not the case for my first Thanksgiving. My grandmother and then my mom always hosted holidays, but when my parents moved out of state, that became impossible. By default of being the only daughter, the holidays became my responsibility. I would love to tell you that I was cool and composed, but that would be far from the truth.
I was a lunatic.
I don’t know why the pressure was so intense. My family had countless meals in my home and I never broke a sweat, but that first Thanksgiving was different. In the end, I didn’t burn the house down, the food was delicious and everyone had a great time.
After a few glasses of wine, even I was able to relax.
In the years that followed, holidays became easier as I learned the importance of planning and lists.
After Jessica and I produced our first menu for Memorial Day, we began talking about how great it would be to have a Thanksgiving menu and plan. The more we talked about it, the more excited we became.
So that is exactly what we are going to do.
We are creating a complete Thanksgiving menu with options along with a planning timeline and shopping list.
For the next couple of weeks, we will be working diligently to get our Thanksgiving planner completed for you. Because of that, we will not be posting our regular recipes and articles so that we can focus on Thanksgiving.
Please pardon our brief absence while we work to make your Thanksgiving stress free as well as deliciously gluten free.