The Thanksgiving Showdown: One Man, Two Turkeys, and a Last-Minute Menu 🦃🥊

Diply Social Team
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Ah, Thanksgiving, a time for family, gratitude, and... culinary showdowns? Meet our hero, a humble home cook, who found himself in the middle of a Thanksgiving potluck plot twist. His wife's family had planned a potluck for the holiday, with him assigned to the turkey duty. But when the phone rang with a last-minute request, he found himself staring down a list of dishes that would turn his potluck contribution into a full-blown feast. Let's dive into this delicious drama, shall we? 🍽️🦃

The Thanksgiving Potluck Plan 🍽️

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The Turkey Task 🦃

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Double Turkey Duty 🦃🦃

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The Plot Thickens 📞

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The Culinary Conundrum 😲

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The Dinner Dilemma 🍽️

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The Restaurant Rescue 🍱

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The Thanksgiving Truce 🕊️

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The Costco Compromise 🛒

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The Financial Front 💰

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The Green Beans Bonus 🥬

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The Thanksgiving Turnaround: From Potluck to Feast 🦃🍽️

So, what happens when a simple potluck turns into a full-blown feast? Our culinary hero found himself in this very predicament. Despite the initial shock, he decided to take the high road, agreeing to cook not only the turkeys but also a pot roast. His wife and mother-in-law stepped in to help, planning a Costco run for frozen side dishes and the much-loved tiramisu. Even amidst the chaos, he found time to share his famous stir-fried green beans recipe. A true Thanksgiving hero! But what do you think of this holiday hullabaloo? Let's see what the internet has to say... 🥘🦃

NTA: OP made the right move by refusing to cook more.

Dszquphsbnt | Dszquphsbnt

NTA. Consider telling her “life came up” and let her figure out her own dang turkey. 😳

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"NTA. Your in-laws outsourcing Thanksgiving? Time for some boundaries! 🙏"

imothro | imothro

NTA. Don't let entitled people take advantage of your generosity! 🦃

namesaretoohardforme | namesaretoohardforme

NTA: Your time is valuable, don't be taken for granted 🙏

solo_throwaway254247 | solo_throwaway254247

NTA - A last-minute menu request leads to in-law drama 😳

doomspark | doomspark

NTA: You're the Thanksgiving hero! 🦃

Asshole-Expert | Asshole-Expert

NTA - Cooking four additional items last minute? Ridiculous! 😑

RayofSunshine_27 | RayofSunshine_27

In-laws hosting, they should be cooking more. Not the a**hole. 😊

seregil42 | seregil42

NTA. Refusing to cook extra dishes after agreeing to 2 turkeys. 👏

dwotw | dwotw

NTA: Standing up for your partner in a demanding family 👏

andreaak88 | andreaak88

Don't give in! It's not your problem, NTA! 💪

tatersprout | tatersprout

Freeze the turkey and enjoy it in endless delicious recipes! 👌

awildwillow | awildwillow

When you bail on Thanksgiving dinner and your wife's mad. NTA. Good luck! 🦃🥊

LadyPundit | LadyPundit

NTA: Cooking 2 turkeys is already a lot of work 🦃🥊

HexStarlight | HexStarlight

Grocery shopping on Thanksgiving eve: a true nightmare 😱

Gevalty | Gevalty

Setting boundaries and removing yourself from a stressful situation. NTA!

_radish234 | _radish234

NTA. Don't bake a cake, let someone else step up! 🦃

dart1126 | dart1126

🦃 NTA! Ridiculous expense and time. Life happened, can't do it!

scarletdae | scarletdae

NTA. You're already doing so much, let others help! 👏

stress789 | stress789

In-laws' food shortage? Not your problem. 🤷‍♂️

thejokergotaway | thejokergotaway

Presumptuous request for extra food sparks Thanksgiving drama 😳

msdu5276769 | msdu5276769

🤣 NTA! Time for a serious talk with your spouse! 🗣️

BarryPepperfan | BarryPepperfan

NTA- In-laws demanding you provide food for their party? Rude!

MuppetJonBonJovi | MuppetJonBonJovi

Potluck etiquette: NTA, they're asking too much for a potluck!


NTA. In-laws need to cook or get takeout. Ridiculous entitlement. 🙄

I-am-weiss | I-am-weiss

NTA. In-laws causing drama during Thanksgiving showdown 😱

AreYouMYB | AreYouMYB

NTA. Don't let them take advantage of your cooking skills! 👩‍🍳

NuggetSD | NuggetSD

"Life came up." "People are lazy" is more accurate. Unlikely they'd go hungry. NTA 🙄

DeguelloWow | DeguelloWow

NTA! Family potluck should be a team effort, not one-sided. 🦃

SPoRkS102 | SPoRkS102

Sweetie wrote a cheque she expected you to cash 💸

whatsmypassword73 | whatsmypassword73

NTA. Hosting Thanksgiving is a homemade marathon! 🍗🏃‍♂️

Powerful_Cat_4342 | Powerful_Cat_4342

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