(Closed) Anyone else trying to get out of having Thanksgiving with their SO's fam?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We got out of both Thanksgivings by being too pregnant then to travel!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What about offering to bring a dish or two? 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Au Jardin:  how close is your family to his?

any chance you could get your mum to make your favourite, collect it and bring it “to help out”…like a dessert, a pie whatever. or if your family is too far, try and make something yourself?

doesnt have to be offensive “i thought id share the (family name) tradition of eating___ with you all!” or “my mom sends her famous _____ with love”

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ugh, sounds dreadful! I’m sorry.

I personally can’t wait for Thanksgiving – Spanish people can cook! lol

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What about having a “Thanksgiving” meal with just you and your husband at some point over the holiday weekend? So maybe you have to eat bland food on Thursday, but you can pretend you are having your “real” Thanksgiving meal on another day. That way you get to eat whatever delicious foods you want, but you have kept the peace by still going to his family for the holiday. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For your SO’s sake do this year as you’ve always done.  You don’t have your parents forever so time spent with them is special.  Besides it sounds like you have a great meal with your family.  I’ve always found that the best part of family meals is being with family.  🙂 

Would she allow you to help her in the kitchen?  If you all get along it would be a great time to bond and add flavor to the food behind her back.  LOL 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

This will be my first Thanksgiving with my SO and first Thanksgiving away from my family. 🙁 My mom is an amazing cook — I look forward to Thanksgiving so much. SO’s mom is an over-the-top health freak. I’m going to guess most of what she makes will be made with organic ingredients and whole foods.

Sigh. I’ll miss my mom’s pecan pie and pumpkin cheesecake.

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know how you feel. We went to his parents house once or twice or thanksgiving and it was not great. They made the food ahead a few days before and reheated it. Everything was boxd mixes like instant potatoes, instant stuffing, instant gravy. Worst of all, canned cranberry sauce!! 

I really missed real thanksgiving food so much that now I make them year round. I eat pumpkin pie all year and  keep cranberries in the freezer so I can get my fix.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are going out of town with my Mom. That’s not really why we are, but it is a perk. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@kerensa:  Canned cranberry sauce is the best part of thanksgiving! Haha. I will make everything else from scratch there’s just something about the canned cranberry sauce I like.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

it is just once year…..:)

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We finally skipped Thanksgiving for DH’s family last year. It’s at his aunts and she #1 can’t cook at all, & #2 hates me. So I was quite happy to celebrate with my family! We’re planning on skipping hers again this year & we’re both quite happy about it 🙂

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