The holidays can be crazy! Everyone is trying to get gifts and cook extravagant meals.
I plead guilty to the previous statement. I love a little hoopla – no drama, just hoopla. It can make the ocassion a little more boysterous.
But last year I may have gone too far.
Long story short, we attempted a huge meal for 9 adults and 5 children. Sage-infused turkey, honey-glazed ham, white cheddar, truffle mac and cheese and a slew of other that leave my mind at this moment.
Earlier that morning, my dad talked about how he watched a video on kitchen fires.
In the end we overstuffed the oven, the marshmallows on the candied yams fell over and caught the oven on fire.
In comes my dad: patient and well-versed in the ways of putting out a kitchen fire. He followed the steps to a ‘T’ and no one was hurt. Thanksgiving dinner was a mess but the house was okay.
This year we opted for a stress free meal. My aunt Lori suggested we grill. Given her training at the French Culinary Institute in New York, I thought this was a great idea.
No arguements, no fire and lots of smiles.
I think I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.