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Poll: Who's cooking Thanksgiving dinner?

Posted November 18, 2010

I'm going to count myself among the lucky. My husband takes over the kitchen at Thanksgiving, Christmas and some other special events and holidays at our house and cooks up an amazing, gourmet meal.

I pitch in and make cranberry sauce - usually the standard sugar, water and cranberry recipe from the bag. And then I try a new recipe most years, mixing in everything from pears to currants and champagne (that was a yummy one).

But the turkey, dressing, gravy, rolls, salad, veggie, potatoes, etc.? That falls to my husband. My mom brings the pie.

The bad news is this: The dishes are all on me.

So what's happening in your house? Vote in our poll. And if you're looking for some ways to cut costs this Thanksgiving, WRAL Smart Shopper Faye Prosser has some great tips.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Who does the Thanksgiving cooking?

Who does the Thanksgiving cooking in your house? Is that you, mom? Is it a community effort? Is dad in charge? Vote in our poll.

Me. I'm mom.
It's a group effort.
My husband or significant other.
We're going out to a restaurant or somebody else's house(s).
I'm not a mom. But I'm cooking.

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  • Dragons_lady Nov 19, 2010

    My 12 year old is cooking the dinner this year...of course I will be in the background..helping as needed..but she has asked to cook most of the dinner and desserts herself!!!

  • miswiggie Nov 19, 2010

    Yay I'm cooking this year! My two kids have been in CO with their dad the last two Thanksgivings (cause I'm nice like that). This year they will be here, AND I'll be having my boyfriend's mom over too - and I haven't met her yet! *no pressure*

    *gobble gobble*

  • MonkeyFace Nov 19, 2010

    ok...i'm a mom, but my kido will be with my parents for turkey day, and i will be cooking for...myself lol.. ok, i guess a sandwich doesn't count huh?

  • shall6 Nov 18, 2010

    Good point! I made a change just for you kittiboo :)

    Happy eating!


  • kittiboo Nov 18, 2010

    You need to add another poll option: Family! We go to 2 different houses for our meal (well, actually 3)- Husband's Grandma's for lunch, Husband's Granny's for dinner, the to my in-laws to digest and pick at the leftovers! I would love to cook for my family and just stay at home, but family obligations rule.