Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gobble. Gobble.

I can't decide if I should cook Thanksgiving dinner or go out to eat. I remember a few years ago, spending hours in the kitchen assembling the feast. Only to have the eating completely eclipsed by the preparation. And then there was the clean up.

I remember other years in NY, meeting friends in the Village and dining at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. It was all fun and games —until the bill arrived.

It's a double edged sword of a decision. One thing is for sure, my kids don't like turkey.

*I've made a reservation at the same restaurant we went to 8 years ago when I was 8 months pregnant with Hazel. They have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

7 comments:

Biddy said...

in the latest Rachael Ray magazine, there's a complete Thanksgiving in like 90 minutes...it might even be 60 minutes. it gives you step by step for a complete meal. might want to check it out :-)

Rockzee said...

I remember that year at Cowgirl Hall of Fame fondly. I say go out. Treat yourself. It's a special occasion. Give thanks for living in your dream city.

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who hates turkey. Even though my tastes compare to that of 6 and 7-year-olds. If you do decide to cook, how about a meatloaf? Let me know if you need a good recipe.

I can't believe Hazie will be 8 in a month. WTF?

Miss Grace said...

Eh, I'm not big on cooking feasts, so I would eat out.

Dijea said...

Personally - I would want the leftovers, but no dishes is good too.

Not much help am I?

mrs. blogoway said...

I think the important thing is that you decide on a ritual and then do it every year, creating a tradition. Kids love knowing what to expect and it's fun to look forward to something special that you all do together...

Jenny said...

The bill from a well enjoyed meal where you are waited on hand and foot is totally worth NOT doing three hours of dishes.

funnyliberal said...

Cooking takes up a good part of the day, but I'm lucky in that my husband does all the clean-up. Yay! I've never in all my 50 years of Thanksgivings eaten out. I love tradition.....and leftovers!!!