I've been told I take Thanksgiving meal planning too seriously. So I may have sent out an email requesting all food allergies, preferences, and suggestions. And I might have taken the font on the menu a little too seriously. And I probably didn't need to provide a spice and seasoning pairing guide for those bringing dishes of their own.
But is it really too much? And can you blame me?
If you read "Real Simple" at all, you would know that nothing in the publication is simple. Which makes me feel like my Powerpoint Thanksgiving presentation I sent out in an email to attendees wasn't at all excessive. If Martha can create place settings from pears and fall leaves, (great idea by the way) then I can certainly use a little technology to market my event.
Although, at what point am I losing the meaning of the meal? Sometimes, I get so caught up on whether to make a custom herb packet for each guest (again, another great idea from..me!) that I forget to just be thankful.
How seriously does your family take Thanksgiving? With all the media focus on presentation, are we losing the meaning?
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