Well I'm signing off soon for the holiday, but before you take on the biggest meal of the year, I thought I would share a few helpful reminders.
Your Parents Knives Won't Be Sharp -- I can almost guarantee your parents' knives haven't been sharpened since 1993. If you're cooking, consider bringing your own chef's knife and paring knife. No one wants to lose a knuckle to a dangerously dull knife. I'm flying today, so this won't be an option for me (like TSA wouldn't freak the F out on that). I'll be sure to let you know if I come back with all 10 digits.
Save the Bones and Veggie Scraps -- That's the stuff of gold for stocks. Plus, I find it very Grey Gardens Creeeper to keep a bag of bones in the freezer.
Dogs are cute... and Other Safe Conversation Topics -- Everyone can agree that puppies are cute and even cuter on YouTube. Avoid the election, Israel, Obamacare and by all means the Fiscal Cliff in your dinner conversations. Again, remember the puppies.
If All Else Fails, Do the Dishes -- Things getting a little heated in the dining room? Remembering sad stories? Is your mother going on about menopause? Why yes, you would LOVE to do the dishes in the other room.
Eating Pants -- Wear 'em.
Happy holiday to all! Count your blessings and enjoy every bite of that big meal.