Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet Style
Thanksgiving in the U.S., and probably any other country that celebrates this holiday sometime throughout the year, is the biggest food holiday out there. Yes, it beats July 4, Memorial and Labor Days, Easter, and Christmas. Mostly because that's the one holiday most families get together for a dinner or three. No kidding on the three part.
Anyways, when I was a kid, Thanksgiving dinner was always buffet style because it was nothing to have a minimum of 50 people in anyone's house. Some years it would be nearer to 70 people for Thanksgiving dinner. So, can you understand why it was buffet style?
Now, down to who cooked all the food? Everyone, but whoever was having the dinner at their house provided the meat, potatoes and gravy. All other sides and a few other meat sides would be brought as well with that many people. Some would also bring desserts too. Others would just bring a dessert because they lived in another state and would grab one from the store the day before along with some plastic eating utensils, glasses, plates, napkins. Not alway all those things, but at least something to contribute to the day of food and family.
However, there still were dishes to be done and most of the female adults would jump in and help do them one way or another. Then one or two of the men would haul out the bag or two of garbage after dinner. That way whoever hosted didn't get stuck with cleaning up everything after the day was done.
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