Post # 1
I know this sounds horriable.
But I really don’t want to have to go over to my SO’s family house for Thanksgiving. His family is nice and all but his Mother can’t cook.
The food is bland, boring and various shades of beige. She doesn’t use any spices, just salt and pepper. Even though his family all seem to enjoy her cooking, i find it very depressing. Even the cook outs they have. All the food is just sad. Either burnt, cold, of too much ketchup on everything.
I normally don’t eat a lot of food when i have gone over their for thanksgiving because I end up going to my familys house anyway to visit with them and eat more foods. But I just don’t even want to go over there this year. The idea of eating her bland food on the Thanksgiving does not excite me in the least. And I can’t tell him I don’t want to go because his mom’s not a good cook.
As for me offering to help out in the kitchen. That is out of the question. Thanksgiving is her holiday.
I prob sound like a food snob but lifes to short to regulate yourself to eating crappy food.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We got out of both Thanksgivings by being too pregnant then to travel!
Post # 4
What about offering to bring a dish or two?
Post # 5
@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
Ugh, sounds dreadful! I’m sorry.
I personally can’t wait for Thanksgiving – Spanish people can cook! lol
Post # 7
@mrsSonthebeach Lol. I don’t have that luxary. Even if I was preganet it’s just 30-45min drive to his parents house.
@Au Jardin:I brought a dish once and no one ate it. It was a dessert. 🙁
@newname_99: That’s a thought. But I’m not sure if that would work. My mom has stated she doesn’t feel like doing Thanksgiving this year. We may eat out or my sister might do it. She is a terrific cook!!! But I’m just as good so I could prob make something myself and bring it. I made an awesome vegitarian,spinich and mushroom risotto that was a big hit with my family. (thanks pinterest) So I could do something liket that. Not going to lie if someone in my family doesn’t make candied yams this year I will prob throw a fit. lol
Post # 8
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
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
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 # 11
@FluffyFTW We aren’t husband wife yet and I don’t live with him :(. I’m 99.9% he has a ring though and he’s planning on proposing before the year is out
@OctBride-2012 You are right about spending time with family. My family is small compared to his. My dad passed away a few years ago and it’s just me, my mom and sister with her husband and son, occasionaly my one uncle. And sometimes it’s just me and my mom for the holidays because my sister goes and spend time with her husbands family. I can’t stand the thought of my mom being alone on the holidays. Plus me and my family are really close. His family even though they live close to one another don’t seem very close to one another. Most converstations between them seem to be the type of conversations you have with aquaitances.
@hebbywebby well she could be a health freak that’s an awesome cook! 🙂 Make sure you tell your mom to save you some pie. Nothing is worse than there being no food left over especially if it’s you favorite.
Post # 12
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
We are going out of town with my Mom. That’s not really why we are, but it is a perk.
Post # 14
@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
it is just once year…..:)
Post # 16
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 🙂