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Declaration of Independence from creating the perfect Thanksgiving

Theresa Edwards


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Theresa Edwards is a freelance writer and professional whiner. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her family where she enjoys reading, roller derby, and complaining about the heat.

No more 'holidays' spent entirely in the kitchen

Thanksgiving is lovely, isn't it? Between spending hours in the kitchen making food for people who will just complain about it anyway to spending hours in the kitchen cleaning it all up?

Nowadays it no longer seems to be enough to just dump a can of green beans into a casserole dish, mix it with a can of condensed soup and sprinkle that with a can of fried onions. Oh no. Now it doesn't even count if there isn't at least one whimsical chalkboard nameplate wrapped in burlap shot through with gold in front of a dish that's braised.

Well, I'm done. Please, join me in declaring independence from making Thanksgiving a Pinterest-perfect affair.

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No more 'holidays' spent entirely in the kitchen
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