Holidays Can Be A Pain
Even with PASed out skids! So Awesomeson has been deployed to Saudi Arabia until early April. And here in the US Thanksgiving comes rather early aka next week.
I'm pretty sure AwesomeDIL will not want to travel 2 hours one way with DGD2.5, stay at our non child proofed home for two nights especially after DGD had a rather bad reaction to a flu shot a week and a half ago, then travel back (lots of driving for me)
It would be more of a chore for her to come here and stay a couple nights but Chef thinks it's a good idea and he will not scale down the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner because most likely it will just be the two of us. He wants the full work up but he will be working Thanksgiving day before the meal so will not be around to help me, as usual.
I asked if we could just do a simple smoked turkey breast seeing that I am also extremely busy putting the finishing touches on the rental property and going down to Awesome DIL's that week as well plus a number of other appointments.
Nope! He wants the full regalia of a deep fried turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie. And he usually gets sick of the turkey shortly after the second day!