November 24, 2015 I’M IN CHARGE OF THE THANKSGIVING PIES! SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd AAAAAAAARRRRRGH!!!!! That was not my impression of an angry pirate. It was me wondering WHY MY PARENTS DON’T GET ME AT ALL!!!!!! I was not being “rude” or “ungrateful” when I made a simple suggestion at dinner. Mom was talking about everything she needs to buy for Thanksgiving and I made the (very helpful!) suggestion that maybe Grandma Maxwell shouldn’t be in charge of bringing the pies this year. I mean, COME ON! Last year she didn’t have any cinnamon for her pumpkin pie, so she used chili powder instead!!! I am still traumatized!!!! But then my mom snapped, “And WHO is supposed to make the pies, Nikki? Me?? I already have to make the turkey and stuffing and potatoes and green beans and…” Look, I know my mom has a lot on her plate! Thankfully I had another super helpful suggestion ready! I’ve been seeing commercials for weeks that Pie’s the Limit is having a special of 3 take-and-bake pies for only $49.99!!! I even knew which three we should get!! But that got my mom off on a rant about how money doesn’t grow on trees, and then Brianna started hollering about how cake is better than pie, and FINALLY, my dad interrupted everyone to say he had a simple solution. Let me just tell you right now that his solution was not as simple as MINE. My dad said I should be in charge of making the pies!! That I am old enough to take some responsibility! And I had to give him a list by the morning of whatever supplies I need! Ugh!! So I went to research pie making options and got super overwhelmed and then Chloe called. She was SO EXCITED when I told her my problems. Apparently her family’s Thanksgiving was suddenly cancelled because her Uncle Carlos has a mysterious illness and can only eat celery and chicken broth for the next week, and no one wants to make him feel bad by devouring a big meal in front of him. I guess Chloe had big pie plans for her family, so she’s heading over here today with all the supplies. Then tomorrow, we’re going to make the pies together! I called Zoey to see if she could come too, but she has a family thing. With Chloe’s help, this might actually be fun!!! Will YOU be helping to cook a special dish for Thanksgiving or the upcoming holiday? What is YOUR most favorite Thanksgiving/holiday food to eat ? Tell me all about it below?