We did Thanksgiving our way one year

United States
November 24, 2015 12:08pm CST
When my husband and I got together in 1997 we started hosting Thanksgiving for our families. I'm not talking a ton of people, a total of 12 or so. My mother had always invited her brother for holidays so it fell on us to invite him. He complained about everything. He questioned and criticized everything. Not once did he bring anything to the dinner. So my husband and I came up with a plan. The following Thanksgiving the plan was - no turkey! My husband made two huge pans of lasagna and he cooked chicken for me since I can't eat certain food. Told our families about the menu but asked them not to tell the uncle. Everyone arrived and after the greetings and chit-chat they all headed to the dining room. You should have seen the look on his face when my husband put a big plate of lasagna in front of him! It was priceless. But, guess what - he didn't complain once and he actually said how good it was! We continued to invite him for holidays until the day he died a few years later.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
24 Nov 15
He really hated turkey? how odd!
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• United States
24 Nov 15
He didn't hate it he complained about it - complained about everything!
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill just funny the lasagna didn't cause complaints too!
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• United States
25 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt I think he realized it was done for a reason. He was something else, too many stories to go into.
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@amadeo (70857)
• United States
24 Nov 15
In our early days.We always have some sort of italian pasta to go along with the turkey. Funny I remember the pasta but not the turkey
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• United States
24 Nov 15
My husband is part Italian so pasta was perfect for his family.
@valmnz (12753)
• New Zealand
24 Nov 15
I'm rather glad we don't have Thanksgiving. Christmas is enough for me.
• United States
24 Nov 15
All holidays now it's just the two of us, very easy, no problems at all.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
24 Nov 15
People eat things they don't like in the name of tradition. It's crazy.
• United States
24 Nov 15
I think he liked the lasagna better than turkey. My husband is a good cook, or so they say! LOL
@PatZAnthony (12892)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Nov 15
You can't please everyone all the time, but it seems you did manage to make him happy!