A Very Geo Thanksgiving


Don’t the two of these look great together? I’m particularly enamored with the platters on the right because I’ve been thinking of making Thanksgiving geometric-themed. (The Pilgrims would approve, right?) Because yeah, we’re hosting Thankgiving this year + it’s our very first time. So instead of figuring out how to cook a turkey, I’m thinking of obscure themes and how to make placecards for our small handful of guests, all of whom will probably sit where they like anyway.

But a semi-serious turkey question: My husband thinks we should go the deep-fried route. And apparently one of his co-workers (who lives about 2 miles away) will be deep-frying that day and has offered to do ours as well. So I’m thinking, what does that look like? We have a turkey, prep it here (I do not yet know exactly what this entails and will block it from my mind until the last possible moment) and then put it in the car and drive over there. Then we stand around for the ??? time it takes to fry and turkey and THEN the scary part – put the turkey back in the car and drive it home? I mean, I’ve seen enough sitcoms to know that something *always* goes wrong on the first Thanksgiving. So does driving our turkey around town and carrying it up and down flights of stairs guarantee disaster? Or just make it more than likely?

Left: Sun Print $18. Right: Platters $TOOMUCH


  1. Brooks says:

    Your husband is very wise. Deep fried turkey is wonderful … think of it as an adventure and enjoy the time together. Maybe get some sliced turkey at the deli counter as a back-up 😉

  2. Mary says:

    I think you should rent an armored car. I don’t think your guests will be very pleased if you don’t serve turkey. Not that I know them. I’m just guessing.

  3. Sarah says:

    I love this site, and this idea!

    If I remember correctly, deep frying a turkey takes much less time than the oven route. That would free up more time for you to enjoy your guests!

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