Will you still cook for Thanksgiving?

cranberry sauce, green beans, potatoes, applesauce - Picture of a table filled elegantly with Turkey and numerous food dished for Thanksgiving
United States
September 27, 2008 1:47am CST
With food cost only rising i wondered if that would change peoples minds here. I have a small family so usually the turkey is the highlight but I know others in my family like really extravagant dinners with everything they can think of the table (which is great!) but I do not live close to family anymore so its been just me and my bf and the kids. Two years ago on Thanksgiving me and my bf actually ate out at a restaurant and I was suprised by how many people were there with us eating out for the holiday and I think it is much more common to eat out. Do you see cooking dinner for holidays as still being affordable? Do you like to cook everything or only a few items. I know me and my bf really love beer with our dinner and Im a fan of seasonal and dark lagers and it just seems so perfect during the game and with Turkey. If not everything, what items do you think you might have to pass or downgrade for Thanksgiving (or other holidays). My inlaws did not host for their holiday this year.
2 responses
@gabbana (1815)
• China
27 Sep 08
we chinese don't celebrate Thanksgiving Days even though some western holidays like X-mas, April Fool's Day, and so forth are welcome.
• United States
27 Sep 08
What holiday do you have the biggest dinners? I always see signs for Chinese New Years around here and its a big deal we have a nice chinese community tucked into the suburbs here.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
27 Sep 08
My daughter says every years she is going to Golden Corral to eat Thanksgiving dinner but she always cooks it. I have no idea what the price of turkeys will be this year, we usually wait till they go on sale to buy one. We try to divide the cost of the meal between us she cooks some and I make the pies and the side dishes. She won't be here for Thanksgiving this year, as they have tickets to Disney World and leaving to go there over Thanksgiving. My son won the tickets at work and he is taking his sister and her kids. I think that was nice of him. But she said she would cook dinner a couple days ahead of time so we can all have dinner, as for me we could just skip it and I could go to a friends and visit for the day, I am always welcome there for dinner. I am sure there are many that won't be able to afford a big meal this year.
• United States
27 Sep 08
oh that is so nice of your daughter to offer to still cool, your right, Many do not experience a decent meal on Thanksgiving. I'd like to participate in a soup kitchen and i know it would be sad, sometimes i can be overly emotion. I hope Disney gives your family many fun memories.