The most delicious day of the year is quickly approaching and this year we are trying something new. Instead of our regular big turkey, we have an adventurous family member bring a crawfish stuffed turducken. I hear it is going to be delicious, absolutely the best thing we have ever put into our mouths.
Seeing how my crew has a pretty basic palate, I think we will make a backup turkey just in case. If it’s not eaten on Thanksgiving Day, we can just eat turkey sandwiches all weekend and no one will be complaining about that.
For some people, Thanksgiving is filled with love and ease and full bellies trying to make room for just one more bite of dessert and for others, it is like spending the day walking through a field of loaded landmines just praying you don’t set one off. Don’t ask this cousin about who she is dating now. Don’t ask that one about whether or not he is has a job. Remember to look at that uncle right in the eye when you speak to him or he will feel like you aren’t paying attention.
Since every family has their fair share of quirks, here are some tips for a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your family:
- AVOID talking politics and focus on the food. It taste way better when you are not arguing and feeling foul because someone has said something you wholeheartedly disagree with.
- AVOID strange looking food groups. I don’t understand Jello-like salads. What is the point of them?
- Don’t be shy, be first in line. The humble stand-arounders waiting for everyone else to get their plates are left with slim-pickins’ and it is usually not the good stuff.
- Bring the dishes you know your family will eat. This should seem self-explanatory and yet, if you are bringing 3 kids to a family meal and you bring green bean casserole knowing full well they will not eat it, but not knowing if there will be anything else that they will eat, you have set them up to be very hungry in a room full of food. Bring them mac and cheese and call it a day.
Carmine’s wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hopes your day is filled with laughter and delicious food, whether it is fancy or plain. If you run into trouble with your heating and plumbing before Thanksgiving Day, give Carmine’s a call at 203-791-8089. We will get you fixed up so you can focus on getting ready for the day.