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Thanksgiving Angst!


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Thanksgiving Angst!

Diane in Bexley | Nov 11, 2008 11:44 AM

I have posted frequently on this board about the peculiarities of our family - kosher, vegetarian, carnivores and the needs to accommodate all of them in one meal. Well, I think I am reaping what I have sown and it hurts terribly! After years of hosting brother, his entire family and accommodating their special requests, they have chosen to go elsewhere this holiday!

We are down to 5 people, immediate family. Perhaps even less. College DD would really like to spend holiday with her high school friends in town, youngest DD would rather go to boyfriend's house. That would leave 3 for Turkey Day!

It's almost not worth cooking Tgiving meal with all the apps, side dishes, 2 desserts and big bird for 3 people. In 25 years of marriage, we have never gone to a restaurant, this may be the first time.

Should we cook or should we go out? Better yet, how do we get ourselves invited to someone else's family celebration? Support or encouragement much needed. TIA!

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