Thursday’s a big day for me. Not just because I love cooking and it’s the biggest cooking holiday of the year, but this Thanksgiving is the first time I get to cook for it in 3 years. First, there was was a massive renovation at my parent’s house where the kitchen literally did not exist. We went out to eat. And then the past two years they sort of dreaded the cleaning and cooking and the hoopla of Thanksgiving, which was heartbreaking for me. The idea of having a simple holiday sans stress was attractive so, again, we went out to eat. I fought for a cooked meal every year, but lost every time. But this year it’s different. We’re cooking. I think they missed it so since it’s going to be a big deal I wanted to make sure I was prepared.