Thursday, November 27, 2008
I'll Pass on the Dish
One of my better efforts
The dreaded DTP : Bring a Dish to Pass
Now there's a phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of the cooking-impaired like myself!
Why is this some bizarre requirement for holiday gatherings? Why not just give $10 to the hostess and be done with it? Just mingling with a crowd is enough of a 'toll' in my book, but now we have to add an entry fee designed to expose my every inadequacy to experience this misery?
I've had quite a few failures over the years:
The time I brought a pretty (but empty) ceramic dish, figuring I was going to get sent home with a windfall of leftovers.
The time I tried to convince everyone that name-brand paper napkins with turkeys on them were a 'secret family recipe'.
The great Jello fiasco of '05
The not-so-hard boiled eggs of '97...
The list goes on. Why then, do the invites? Bottom Line: the only thing I'm thankful for is that Thanksgiving only comes once a year.