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Old 11-27-2009, 04:51 AM   #1
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Learn from my mistakes.

If it's your first thanksgiving with the new family after you are newly wed.. do not take over the chaotic kitchen, save the turkey from death, make a gravy that makes the wifey's mom cry in humiliation and then sit down with a beer after saving the day without breaking a sweat.

it will end badly.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
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I had the opposite happen. When my wife (then girlfriend) too me to meet her mom for the first time, I threw her out of the kitchen and cooked dinner for all of us. When I was in cleaning up afterwards, she told SWMBO to keep this one.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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Oh geez.....really? So the family should rather suffer from bad food, when someone perfectly capable of saving the day is present?

oy vey.....
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:56 AM   #4
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LOL.
The thought I was a keeper, until I was able to identify grandma's secret ingredient that no one else had ever identified. LOL.

Promptly put on the "Hate You" list

the first thanksgiving after my divorce... I ended up cooking for a thanksgiving party. Little did I know that I was the only male in the room.
I have pictures somewhere.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:59 AM   #5
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Oh geez.....really? So the family should rather suffer from bad food,
that family -- bad food = tradition.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:07 AM   #6
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It's kinda funny. My sister is a great cook...but every holiday she tries to out Martha Stewart Martha Stewart, with huge, multi sided, complex dishes...where we'd gather at 3 pm and would be lucky if we ate by 7pm....and she'd spend the entire day in their kinda cramped kitchen, the food, delicious though it might be would often come out a different times and inevitably by the time everything was out on the table, it would be cold. And she'd inevitably break down

So about 3 or 4 years ago I got her for Christmas a set of catering grade chafing setups. You know the big ones that use 2 sternos, and with the right inserts can hold two items per unit?

So along with the gift I started expediting everything. Getting all the sides off the stove/oven and into a warming pan...and thats when I also started making the gravy for whatever the main was.

And like I said in the taproom, today culminated in a really fun, and smooth holiday, where the 5 of us (it was a small group this year) all stayed in the kitchen for most of the time tasting beer and wine and having a great time....and the gravy I made this years was phenominal also....

It's gotten really better the last few years, a lot less stressfull, and we really get to enjoy the food all at it's prime, instead of luke warm.

I kinda thought the same thing when I jumped in a few years ago...but she just realized that with me calmly expediting it worked out much better.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:18 AM   #7
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It's gotten really better the last few years, a lot less stressfull, and we really get to enjoy the food all at it's prime
I would venture that you enjoy each other more as well.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:25 AM   #8
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Never outdo your mother-in-law in such a way as to insult her, but do prove your worth in the kitchen. Your relationship with the infamous MIL may improve by leaps and bounds.

Feel free to point out the painfully obvious faults in food cooked by your aunt who went to culinary school and remains inept. She needs to be knocked down a peg, anyway.
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Never outdo your mother-in-law in such a way as to insult her, but do prove your worth in the kitchen. Your relationship with the infamous MIL may improve by leaps and bounds.

Feel free to point out the painfully obvious faults in food cooked by your aunt who went to culinary school and remains inept. She needs to be knocked down a peg, anyway.
This from todays purveyor of food porn.

The greenegged smoked turkey looked like it should be illegal in at least 37 states.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:31 AM   #10
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The greenegged smoked turkey looked like it should be illegal in at least 37 states.
the 38th state allows marriage to said smoked turkey.
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