It’s Thanksgiving in the old US of A. I love Thanksgiving not just for the food, but for the cooking of the food. Yes, I love to cook, and I always look forward to a day in the kitchen. Sounds odd right?
In modern America, being a foodie is a badge of honor, but that means eating out not cooking in. Forget that mess. Eating out is okay when I’m too tired to cook, but the food tastes so much better when you make it at home.
So this Thanksgiving I am thankful for my kitchen. It has plenty of storage, and counter space, and all the utensils and condiments I need to create a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
So while you’re driving miles down the highway to your in-law’s house to avoid cooking, I’ll be in the kitchen humming away and enjoying the tastes and smells.
My wife will be watching football or one of those boring Thanksgiving Day parades, rolling her eyes at me for enjoying the kitchen.
Of course, I’ll get the last laugh. Afterwards, while I’m lounging on the couch in a turkey-induced haze, she’ll be on cleanup duty.
I cook, you clean — it’s the best deal I ever made.