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Nov 10, 2010 03:58 PM

For Everyone Who Has Hosted a PotLuck Thanksgiving (or might want to)

After kvetching and complaining about hosting a kosher, vegan, alcoholic Thanksgiving for 12 people, a friend sent me The Thanksgiving Letter. You might want to enjoy this with a glass of wine or spirits. It is guaranteed to make you think your family get-together is semi-normal. Enjoy!

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  1. Always good to see that again - here's last year's thread about it.

    I say you write an updated version for 2010.

    1. Wow . . . if this was a serious post, words fail me.

      1. I remember this from last year's CH post, and the "or use two regulation size casserole dishes with lids. Only one serving spoon is needed" *still* makes me giggle.

        (I would like to take a moment to point out that the 'regulation-sized' casseroles varies from region to region in the US. For the unschooled Midwesterner facing their first Thanksgiving, be warned that 'casserole' might well mean the 8x13 Pyrex, which does not have a lid, so relax. But do *not* screw around with a 9x9, because it reduces the top crispy bits. And you can bring two spoons if it is buffet-style, because it makes the line move faster.)

        And why is the Bob Byron family wallet being singled out? As opposed to Lisa, who must now learn to chop vegetables? A cultural anthropologist would have a lot of fun with this.

        Thanks, Diane.

        1. Im guessing it must be old rich aunt marney, who spends a couple of hours sitting in front of a sunny window with a nice glass of sherry every day for about two weeks composing the annual thanksgiving missal. wanna bet in the end the amy misto family are the only ones to show up at the funeral?