I've been bringing my own food for about 4 years now, since I lost 50 lbs. I'm not crazy about the whole Thanksgiving feast, especially since the in-laws feast is very fat-laden, greasy foods, even the vegetables. I started adding a baked pork tenderloin and steamed veggies, but they aren't going to eat anything outside of their norm, and criticize the "uncooked" veggies, and the fact the pork has no gravy, etc.
So now, I bring what I will eat, and if I have dessert, it is normally just one piece and maybe a piece for another day, but I don't bring anything else home, especially the entire cherry pie that she insists she buys just for me.
Everyone should enjoy their Thanksgiving their way. Without a ton of waste.
- 11/14/2014 10:33:49 AM