I don’t cook. Or is it, I won’t cook? More than likely, it’s just that I can’t cook. Either way, this list will probably be in jest, as much of my advice can be. It’s not that I don’t value your time. I simply don’t want to draw you in with a catchy title and then spout of clever recipes I found on fancy websites that I could not/should not attempt. I’ll be honest, if my mother was not preparing our Thanksgiving meal this year, it might look something like one of the scenarios below:
A Series of Pies
Please, like your turkey, dressing, and potatoes smothered in gravy is any more healthy than a table full of pies. You eat what you want, I’ll eat what I want. I’ve no doubt I’ll be able to fill the seats around my table if I go with this option. Who doesn’t like pie?
A Bottle of Wine and a Giant Chocolate Cake
If you’re going to eat a week’s worth of calories in an evening, anyway, why not serve the those foods for which you are most thankful? Or, Eat your dessert as your main course and see how much room you have left for biscuits and gravy. In fact, I may be saving you calories with these brilliant suggestions. You’re welcome.
Who says you have to cook? Maybe you’re busy and you never really liked turkey, anyway. Grab some take-out at your favourite noodle bar and share the weekend with the people you love and the food that makes you happy.
A Fine Restaurant Meal
It might even be easier to get a reservation at your favourite fancy restaurant. With everyone else sitting around a relative’s table, you could be enjoying the best table at a hot spot with gourmet food on your plate. Who says you can’t be thankful while enjoying the perfect wine pairing for a sirloin steak.
A Cereal Parfait
Truth be told, if I was left to my own devices, I might tend to head for my cupboard and make a cereal parfait. You can choose your favourite cereal or if yore really creative you can mix a few of your favourites together. Add layers of milk and yogurt and voila: Cereal Parfait. What? We can’t all be chefs.
Whatever you choose to serve on Thanksgiving Day, I am sure the people around your table will love it as long as they are spending their holiday with you.