Are you stuck between a turkey and a hard place when it comes to deciding what to make for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Take this quiz (keeping track of the letters you choose along the way!) to find out what you should cook for the Big Dinner this year:
1. You have some strong feelings about big grocery hauls. Here’s how you cope with those mega-lists:
I channel Julia Child and her daily trips to the market.
It comes along with cooking for my whole family—and their families (and sometimes friends, too).
As long as I can get it all done a day before—turkey ordering included—they’re alright by me.
It’s all fine and good by me—I just hope they don’t run out of tempeh again this year.
Everything got better as soon as I cut mashed potatoes from the menu—no more hauling potatoes home just because they’re “classic.”
Someone heli-vac me to a Chinese restaurant for some takeout.
2. What do you do for your Thanksgiving table settings?
For the nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, parents, grandparents, girlfriends, boyfriends, friends-of-friends (and friends-of-friends’ pets) I have surrounding my table each year.
The fact that I was able to pull it all off.
Gluten-free pasta and meat substitutes.
Spontaneous trips, fresh starts, and a brand-new year coming up!
The fact that we’re closer to being done with the holidays than we have been all year!
5. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
Carving the turkey at the head of the table as soon as everyone sits for dinner.
When everyone at my table whips the cream for one whip to make whipped cream by the time it gets all the way around (yes, there are that many people at my table).
Setting the table together on Thursday morning (also known as my strategy for getting the table set when I don’t have time to do it myself!).
Honestly, it’s rewarding enough when I’ve made sure I've covered everyone’s dietary restrictions (Does that count as a tradition?).
Who needs traditions? Change is good!
Being with family and friends and skipping turkey for the 15th year in a row!
Here's what you should cook for Thanksgiving this year:
Mostly A: You're a classic, by-the-Thanksgiving-books kind of cook. In case you don't already have your own family recipes, passed down over generations (we're assuming you might have a few!), look to timeless favorites for your menu.
Mostly C: So you don't have a lot of time to cook—but you can still pull off an amazing dinner! All you need is Wednesday evening and a few hours to pop the turkey in on Thursday morning. Here's how to do it.