Today's prompt is: What was your worst Thanksgiving food fail?
I'm pretty sure it was the year I decided we would have a carb free Thanksgiving. Oh, and any year I decide Thanksgiving is the right time to try a new-to-me recipe.
The year I went carb free wasn't that long ago, just a few years and I'm quite sure I do not care to go down that road again. Not that the recipes were bad, a couple of them were quite delish but, it wasn't my grandmother's Thanksgiving. If you're not having her Thanksgiving, why bother?
Ever since I was a little girl my grandmother and mother were in charge of holiday meals. Even on those Thanksgivings and Christmases when everyone came to our house, they prepared the meals. And I was super duper ok with that arrangement. However, no one bothered to tell me that, as we all got older, I would be expected to take over. So now, when they come to my house, I prepare the holiday meals which are still not my grandmother's holiday meals. But I try.
At Thanksgiving, Grandmother always got out the good china and the silver (which she used on Sundays and holiday, I use paper plates sometimes) and served up a feast of turkey, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole (the kind with the marshmallows on top), green beans, corn, potatoes, rice and gravy, homemade rolls (it's just NOT a southern holiday without the carbs!), broccoli casserole, cranberry sauce etc. Luckily, Granddaddy's blessings were short and sweet and eating commenced rather quickly. I prepare the same dishes but they just don't taste as good as hers did. Do y'all think it would help if I used the good china? Where can I get some? Ha!
The first time I prepared Thanksgiving here by myself there was that moment when our youngest asked if there was mac and cheese. "Yes!" I replied enthusiastically since I know it's her fave. "Did Mimi make it, or did you?" she asked.
Oh well, here's to the coming of Thanksgiving this year when I will, once again, prepare the family Thanksgiving meal to the best of my ability.