That's too funny--your comment AND his reaction.Originally Posted by cricketeen;2136289;
OK, here's my turkey secret...the husband cooks it but I make the herb rub/sauce for it and that's what he uses to baste the thing all day long. So while I'm still in bed sleeping, the husband is downstairs happily dealing with the gross turkey. (I hate large chunks of raw meat--totally grosses me out) Once I wake up (ahem), I do most of the other stuff but he's a good cook and enjoys having people over so I'm never left alone to do the dishes etc. We have a relatively small kitchen, so I don't like too many people in there at one time. My nieces and nephews are all really good about clearing their own plates from the table. We'll load up the dishwasher, let it dry and then put in the second load. I let the pots/pans soak and then deal with them while people are relaxing. I always offer to help cleanup at people's houses but secretly enjoy it when they don't actually want me to do anything, so I like to offer the same courtesy at our house. Hey, if someone's DYING to do my dishes, have at it, but usually the husband and I have it pretty much under control.
This year, I'm pregnant so I know that my mom won't allow me to do much of anything. She's already instructed everyone that I'm not to do anything more strenous than eat and sleep!