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Thanksgiving - What Should I Do?


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Thanksgiving - What Should I Do?

sandylc | Nov 26, 2013 02:15 PM

This year it is just my husband and I, plus my mother who is in hospice and beginning to wind down. We decided to take a Thanksgiving feast to her facility and invite those who got stuck working the holiday to share some of our food.

Now the logistics are looking scary. There is only a small microwave there for reheating things. We had originally thought we could take things in casserole dishes and the roasting pan (with lid) in a warmed cooler, with the gravy in a microwavable jar. It is a LOT of things to pack and carry, especially not knowing how many people will actually eat some. It might be only one or two others besides ourselves; Mom will only eat a little bit (most likely).

Next, we thought about just making up 10-12 plates of food that we wrap up and somehow carry there; then people can just nuke their plate if it gets too cool for their tastes. I'm not sure how people would like having someone load their plate for them, however.

This project is looking impossible, especially if we want to carve the beast at home and still have it fresh an hour later after being driven around. I guess we could take the poultry in the crockpot after carving it? Or would it then look like someone has already eaten it? It does need to be carved at home - too much of a mess, and there's not enough room to do it at the facility.


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