<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">We have bought our first house and I invited some friends for Thanksgiving (yes, already.) I told one of them that the menu will be what we have had for years now. I am not a fancy person.....it will be: turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole with pecans and brown sugar on the top, green bean casserole, tea, pecan pie and some kind of cake. For our family (2 adults and 3 children), that is a LOT of food!! But the one I did tell the menu to said. "Well, I usually make a sweet potato souffle (what's the difference??), some kind of salad and corn." I am already thinking, "Why did I do this??" (hitting myself in the head). OK, so I need some pointers from you more experienced people on how to deal with this. I had intended to say, "This is the menu and if you want something else, bring it." Only problem is that she will be driving 8 to 10 hours. I haven't discussed it with the others. Also, I honestly do not have THAT many serving dishes! Yeah, I could go buy more, but where am I going to put them when Thanksgiving is over? My husband has a major COW if anything winds up under the bed. Thanks to anyone who can help me here...I am already wishing I had not spoken up. Particularly since my grandmother broke her hip and shoulder the next day and there is no way she would be able to travel. So for now it is only 3 extra adults, and I just refuse to placate everyone. OK, except for the 2 out of the 5 adults who drink coffee....LOL. But how do I do it nicely? <font COLOR="#000000" SIZE="3" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">[/quote]

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