Let's face it. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and binge eat. Tradition is often a mixed bag, isn't it?
For years, I've been hosting our family's holiday celebrations (more a function of the size of my kitchen and living room than a function of my desire/ability to cook). And in the past five years, I've been cutting out the fat and calories from our family meal.
Steamed vegetables instead of green bean casserole? Yes!
Crock pot turkey instead of baked (no crispy skin)? Yes!
If only I could entice my clan to eat low sugar pies! As it was, my purchase of low fat whipped cream one year nearly met with rebellion! It's to the point where the family starts grilling me at Halloween as to what changes I'm planning for the big day.
This year, instead of five different pies, I'm only going to provide two - one traditional (pumpkin) and one I can't seem to wrench the men in the family away from (banana cream). There will be no blueberry, no apple, no pecan.
So where do you stand on Thanksgiving food? Is it a one-day indulgence (anything goes)? Or a battle of wills with your family? Would love to hear about it.