used to love entertaining. Planning a menu, theme, event, or party. Halloween parties, dinner parties, superbowl…parties.
Part of that was always planning fabulous food for people. Providing a good meal for people I love has always been fulfilling. I have never been a fan of potlucks. There are several reasons, one being I would prefer to plan the menu with foods that compliment each other and you don’t always get that with a potluck. Another reason being if I am serving people I view it as a gift. When its a potluck its like asking for someone to pay for their gift.
I am no longer in a position to gift this “gift” to the people I love, I don’t have the funds to do it. Thanksgiving this year is being done completely different (for me.) Different parts are coming from different people. I have no doubt it will be a good time, that the company will outshine the meal.
I will still have plenty to do and parts I am cooking, but it’s just not the same. Oh I have heard all the arguments…”people want to feel included” “its about the company” “its more equitable” perhaps all of those are true but not nearly as enjoyable to me.
However I have delegated Thanksgiving, it will be fantastic. I should also be able to both sleep in and get a work out in before people get here since what I am cooking will either be done ahead of time or at the very last minute.