We're just days away from one of the most (debatably) festive holidays: Thanksgiving. Though its celebration has been the subject of intense debate, one thing is clear — those who do observe the holiday can't do so without pigging out on a scrumptious meal.
In fact, nothing tests the mettle and knife skills of an amateur or professional chef more than the task of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner. The preparation itself can take hours, days even. And because of that, no one — and we can't stress this enough, no one — wants to see the end product turn out horribly.
Sadly, not everyone is a Michelin-star chef (and, yes, we might be referring to you). If the constant beeping from your smoke alarm isn't enough of an indicator that you're not cut out to cook, then maybe the wince your family makes when they try your food is.
In any case, if we haven't discouraged you, then let us, at least, share some advice by showing you what your meals shouldn't like.
If your biscuits look like coal, you're better off serving them to your fireplace.
A post shared by 🌸Wendybyrd🌸 (@byrd83) on Nov 24, 2018 at 10:56am PST
Green bean casserole should at least have some hints of green in it.
A post shared by Shannon McQueen (@babywokemama) on Nov 22, 2018 at 2:06pm PST
What we're trying to say is that your dish shouldn't look as if it were cooked in sludge.
A post shared by Bee 🐝 (@happyfatness) on Nov 23, 2018 at 6:45am PST
Oh, and also make sure your turkey doesn't look like it just got into a fight inside a crockpot.
Well, this is a first! Last night we put our turkey carcass in water in our @crockpot slow cooker to make stock. Later in the evening, the glass lid spontaneously shattered. 😮 Unfortunately, that means we had to throw it all away. 😕 #thanksgivingfail #thanksgiving #slowcooker #slowcookerfail
A post shared by No Gluten, No Problem (@nogluten.noproblem) on Nov 23, 2018 at 7:37am PST
Thanksgiving is NOT the holiday to experiment with colors.
A post shared by Sean Sequar (@seansequar) on Nov 22, 2018 at 6:11pm PST
If you decide to make dessert, presentation is key. That means your gingerbread cake should look like cake, not a slab of sandstone.
A post shared by Maggie Kirby (@mkirby983) on Nov 22, 2018 at 8:02pm PST
And, please don't add creepy faces to your pies.
A post shared by Lorie E (@pepperlou2u) on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:17pm PST