So I admit I'm annoyed that one of the owners insists that I make pumpkin pie as one of the Thanksgiving dessert choices (I was planning on pumpkin gingerbread with caramelized apples and chai chantilly, but noooo. Can't have the pastry chef doing anything even remotely interesting, now can we?).
Anyway, it's the time of year when I am forced to wonder who goes out for Thanksgiving dinner, and why? To me, it's definitely a home cooking holiday, probably the most so out of all of the holidays. One theory I heard last year was that people feel forced to see their relatives but don't want to have to allow them into their homes for an entire afternoon - if it's all a sham, why bother? Is it laziness? Is it lack of cooking ability? Was mom/grandma/etc a lousy cook and it's always been traditional to go out?
I don't get it.