We have recently decided that we will not be going home for Thanksgiving. In my 28 years, I have only missed one Thanksgiving in my parent’s house, and even then I was able to be with my grandparents in SC for Turkey day.
But being a grown up means that sometimes we have to make tough decisions and be realistic. With the timing and distance along with the dogs, we just aren’t able to make it home for those couple of days this year. Life of a military family I guess.
So while we are sad about missing out on the 3 Glinn Thanksgivings with the noodles, shrimp, and cranberry salad, we are getting more and more excited about the prospect of hosting our very own Thanksgiving for the first time. I have started sorting recipes to create the perfect dinner while also adding a bit of home at the same time.
Tom gets really passionate about cooking meat so he was really pumped about cooking his first big bird.
Tom- “We could bake a turkey. We wouldn’t fry it because we are grown ups.”
Me- “My dad deep fries one every year, and you have had it.”
Tom- “Ok, what I meant was: I don’t know what I am doing with frying a turkey.”
Me- “Yea because it is delicious.”
It will be an adventure for sure.
Do you have advice for our first solo Thanksgiving cooking?