THINGS LEARNED ON THANKSGIVING

It’s true. I’ve come into this game a little late, so I have a LOT of catching up to do. Four score and thirty-some odd days is a long time to have avoided all manner of holiday cooking. But this year I opened house and home and invited those closest (and least judgmental) to join in our feast. A feast prepared by moi! Such brave souls. Let us give thanks that all left with full bellies and not a lick of food poisoning.

So here is what I learned.

1. Next time you’re at the grocery store browsing the produce section and you think to yourself, “Huh, why are these already cleaned and prepped green beans so damn expensive?!”…

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Let me assure you. They are worth every damn penny.

2. Child labor is free. Be sure to utilize it, then blame cute child if things don’t turn out right.

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3. They make these already prepared. They’re called Planter’s mixed nuts. Crazy. I know.

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4. It’s imperative that the hostess maintains her charm and sense of humor at all times.

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Fa la la, lah dee dah.

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