As I mentioned in a previous post, Tawn and I are hosting a potluck Thanksgiving party on Saturday. While it is a “potluck” in name, in reality I am still doing quite a bit of cooking.
Originally, I offered to make the turkey and gravy. These are kind of difficult to bring to a party so it is easier to make it myself. Plus, as host, I like the idea of making the main dish. I asked guests to volunteer for other dishes, providing a list.
Cranberry sauce was given wide berth – everyone seems to like eating it but nobody wants to make it. Okay, fair enough. It is easy to make and I can make it a few days in advance so I’ll do that.
Then it came to the stuffing. One friend did volunteer to do that, but he doesn’t have an oven so there isn’t really any way to do that. So this morning I’m toasting bread cubes and tomorrow will make stuffing.
Maybe I need to re-read the book, “When I Say No, I Feel Guilty.”
In all fairness, I have guests preparing mashed potatoes, vegetable side dishes, salad, fruit, and many desserts, so everyone is pitching in. I just thought it was funny that with some 26 guests coming, I’m still making stuffing and cranberry salad.