This year will be my first time cooking Thanksgiving solo and I am a wee bit nervous. To be clear, I have made Thanksgiving dinner before, but never without my dad to take care of the turkey or my mom to make her mac and cheese.
My parents are heading to Pennsylvania to spend the holiday with my grandma, who would otherwise be very lonely. And because of COVID-19 and wanting to stay as socially distanced as possible, my husband and I will be spending Thanksgiving just the two of us, attempting to make all of our favorite dishes.
As an equipment tester, when I found out about everyone’s Thanksgiving plans, my initial (very on-brand) thought was: Do I even have the right equipment to make a full-on Thanksgiving meal? A quick assessment of my kitchen answered that. I did have most of what I’d need to make a turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and a few family-favorite dishes, but I was definitely missing some essentials.