That sounds similar to how we do Thanksgiving at our house.
I've come to the conclusion that my in-laws won't eat anything that I prepare. Last year, I made an assortment of white, wheat, and rye bread rolls - so fresh they were still warm when we arrived and the only people who ate them were my husband and children. Everyone else opted for brown and serve rolls that didn't even get warmed up. My in-laws are extremely clean people and I think they don't trust the food I make. It's funny, because I am considered quite the baker and cook on my side of the family. The only reason that I even took the bread rolls last year is because my family requested them for their dinner, even though we weren't attending, so I decided I'd be damned if I was going to make such awesome bread all morning before dinner and not eat it.
In years past, I've been asked to bring 2 liters of pop, pies bought from a particular bakery, boxes of crackers and unopened packages of cheese (not a cheese plate), etc.
Wow, that's really bizarre and annoying.
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I babysat at Erica's house last night, about a 15 minute drive across town.
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