There are people who love to cook for friends behind closed doors and emerge from the kitchen with beautiful food and drink. I’m not one of them; I prefer to have people not only peering over my shoulder but picking up a whisk to mix, or suggesting an ingredient, or of course pitching in to peel all those potatoes.
I love to talk while I’m cooking and bounce around ideas, or even just chat about something entirely unrelated to food. So as I hunt and gather this week for Thanksgiving, I am thankful that I will soon have a house full of people to help in whatever way they’d like, to appreciate the food, and to share in the joy of this holiday. Even the kids will be involved–they will roll dough with their Junior Sil-Pin rolling pins (just like mom’s but smaller), and of course taste test the cranberry sauce many times. Happy Thanksgiving to you!