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Laura Pauling | Tag Archive | traditional thanksgiving
Tag Archives | traditional thanksgiving

How to survive a traditional thanksgiving.

I’m a fan of parties. I love parties. I love hanging out with my friends.

I especially love them when someone else is hosting the party!

Well, no more.

My dearest husband who I adore has wanted to throw a traditional Thanksgiving for years. And I’m usually like, seriously?

I guess this year he’s serious. It’s actually happening.

**Laura breathes into a brown paper bag**

The invites were sent out and they were hilarious. I keep trying to convince him to write middle grade nonfiction…maybe someday.

He’s all romanticizing the whole ordeal.

I’m like how do we feed forty people? You know how much turkey that is? Have you thought about details? Like drinks? And the fact that it might be snowing? Or raining?

He’s like no problem.

Well, everyone we invited responded enthusiastically. Some will be trying out recipes from the Plimouth Plantation cookbook. That got my husband excited.

I’m thinking. What if we run out of food? Should I have the Chinese Take out on speed dial? How do we keep food warm? I only have so many outlets for crock pots.

**Laura grabs the brown paper bag again.**

So what’s on the menu?

  • Turkey cooked over a fire hanging from a string. (Yeah, we tried it today and only the bottom half cooked. Thankfully I’m the detail person and told him to experiment! So on the big day it will be two small chickens cooked over the fire from a string.)
  • Turkey on the rotisserie.
  • Fish.
  • Venison.
  • Clams/mussels.
  • Butternut squash and apples – my one addition besides cleaning the entire house.
  • Sweet breads.
  • Baked Beans.
  • Clam chowder.
  • Pies/cookies.

Thankfully, we’re not providing it all. Just the turkey, chicken and venison.

I’m not freaking out yet because I’m in denial. I’m pretending it’s not really happening. And I told my husband that he’s in charge.

I’ll let you know how it goes after this weekend!

And in other news, have you signed up for the INDIE-giving blogfest? You do not need to be a published author or self published to participate. It’s for anyone.

And in other other news, How To Survive Ancient Spells and Crazy Kings is releasing next Wednesday! Eek. And the blog tour starts December 3rd.

So does anyone know of any pilgrim Thanksgiving games to keep the kids from tearing my house apart. Specifically outdoor games?


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