When I asked my 7 year old what he would like for his Favorite Friday dinner, he replied, "Stuffing."
To which I replied, "And . . . .?"
And then he said, "From a box. That's all. Just stuffing. From a box. NOT the kind you make for Thanksgiving, that kind is yucky. Hey! This year for Thanksgiving can you make stuffing from a box? Cause the kind in the box is way better than the kind that you make."
I told him that I could not, would not, make stuffing from a box for Thanksgiving. And then he started moaning that he never gets to eat what he likes. I pointed out that he gets stuffing from a box all year long but on special occasions (Thanksgiving, Christmas), we are going to have homemade stuffing.
In an effort to feed the other 6 people in the house who enjoy stuffing, yet don't want it as an entree, I am also roasting a turkey breast, steaming green beans from the farm and mashing potatoes (also from the farm).
Tonight's dinner is sort of a warm-up for Thanksgiving.