I don't know where November went, a few days ago it dawned on me that next week is the last week of the month and Thanksgiving is next Thursday. What the heck?! Luckily I have been buying stuff for dinner each time I went to the grocery store, so I'm not totally unprepared, just mentally not there yet. I need to pick up a couple of things this week and I will be set. I'm only cooking for 5 of us, not a huge deal, but there are certain things that have to be made--my nephew always tells me that I need to make a lot of mashed potatoes. For me it's all about the turkey and the pumpkin mousse, my husband likes the stuffing. My father-in-law is just glad he doesn't have to cook!
Have you ever gone out to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner? I've only done it once, one year there were only going to be three of us, and it seemed kind of silly to cook a huge dinner for three people. Dinner out was nice, we didn't have to clean up a mess afterwards. But then panic set in--no leftovers!!! Before it was over with, my mom and I bought a turkey and cooked it a couple of days later because we both wanted the left over turkey dinner, turkey salad, etc. Kind of counterproductive, eh?
What do you like best about Thanksgiving dinner?