Cook or let someone else for Thanksgiving

Avatar for cmkarla
Registered: 01-03-2001
Cook or let someone else for Thanksgiving
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 1:45pm

Do you cook Thanksgiving dinner or let someone else?


Avatar for champagneonice
Community Leader
Registered: 11-15-2001
Mon, 11-12-2012 - 10:44pm

We used to spend Thanksgiving with my parents and then with just Mom. She did most of the cooking, although some of us brought our special dishes for dinner. Now that Mom doesn't cook any longer, we get together and have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. That's what we'll be doing again this year.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 1:16am

At my house it depends upon the year! Basically my sister and I try to alternate the holidays. But now sometimes we go to my sister's, sometimes to my nephew's and sometimes we cook. The DSD must spend the holidays with their mother so for the most part the holidays with them is a non-issue or a non-starter. I have invited my sister and her family to my house this year but I don't know yet whether they are coming. I need to know soon because I like to get a fresh turkey and if they don't tell me, I won't be able to get one. Of the potential 6 people for dinner, 3 are diabetics and so that makes it pretty easy. We just make a diabetic meal for everyone!


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-18-2007
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 11:00pm

I'm going out to a church that has a community meal.  I'll help out for an hour and then eat.>