Declaration of Independence from creating the perfect Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET
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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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Thanksgiving declaration of independence
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