It's happened to everybody at least once, maybe more. Something that causes your heart to race, something that makes you wish you hadn't offered to make that special holiday meal. For those who would like to share their experiences, I'm offering a place to do that.
I'll start out with one personal family story. I had to ask my Sister for help remembering this I guess because I had pushed it to the back of my mind. You know how on Thanksgiving and Christmas one of the staples for that fine meal is supposed to be pumpkin pie? Well, it was in our family too. We always had a wonderful spread my Mother would start preparing for at least a week in advance. The meal had to be planned, the groceries purchased and assembled.
At least a day prior to the actual meal the desserts would be made from scratch. We always had at least two maybe three pies to make. One would be a delicious apple pie with lattice top crust, another would possibly be a cherry pie or my favorite a pecan pie and of course the traditional pumpkin pie. My Mother always put together a fine meal that all would gobble up in a matter of minutes and then of course we would all have to take a nap to sleep it off.
After my Mother passed we managed to assemble the dinner the best way we knew how, luckily we had her little box of recipes to follow. We would split up the tasks and then gather at someone's house to eat. Usually that would be my Sister's. Somehow she was the one that the pie making task fell to. We continued the tradition for maybe 10 years or so, until one Thanksgiving it was noticed that all the pies had been eaten except for the pumpkin, when asked, everyone replied they really didn't like pumpkin pie as much as the others. This of course surprised my Sister and when we were grilled as to why she had been required to make it if no one liked it, we all just looked at each other thinking,
"I thought she liked it!
Well it was finally discovered that nobody really liked the pumpkin pie and if leaving it out would get us more apple than all would be happier. To this day, pumpkin pie doesn't come to our holiday dinners.
I know that really isn't an earth shattering tale, and I'm hoping someone reading this can put some life back into this article by sharing their tales of funny stories about holiday dinners. Please