Night shift is weird. When you work a holiday, it is the night before that counts, not the actual day of the holiday. So I don't work tonight, but my presence is requested Thursday night.
I lobbied hard this year for going to a restaurant. I love going to restaurants for Thanksgiving. It's the best thing ever invented on the planet. You dress up, mosey on down to your restaurant of choice, eat super yummy scrumptious food. I'm fond of the buffet style so you can over eat until your stomach is going to explode, just like at home!
But I am surrounded by traditionalists who think tons of cooking, tons of clean up and left overs fermenting in the fridge or becoming relics in the freezer is a good thing.
My mom is cooking half the dinner - turkey, stuffing, mashed taters and gravy. She's entrusted me (hahahahahahaha) with the other half - sweet potato casserole, some veggies (orange glazed carrots and scalloped cauliflower) and dessert. It's only going to be a couple of us, so we're keeping it small.
But I'm still gonna end up elbow deep in ten thousand dishes tomorrow because my mom doesn't have a dishwasher, well she has one, she's just never used it in the entire 15 years she's lived in her condo. But then, I don't use my dishwasher either, so I guess I can't say too much, although I don't use mine for environmental reasons - it is old and inefficient and uses way too much water.
If I were eating at Blossom's I wouldn't have to wash dishes.
If I were eating at McCrady's, I wouldn't have to cook.
(Hmm, well, maybe I would since those hootchie expensive restaurants tend to think charging $40 for a teaspoon of food is about right.)
That's all I'm saying!
Thor sez: Mmmmmm, left overs.