How Far Will You Go to Please a Guest this Thanksgiving?

How Far Will You Go to Please a Guest this Thanksgiving?

Meg Lewis
Nov 16, 2010

In my group of friends, we have a vegan, a gluten-free gal, a dairy allergy, peanut allergy, and a soy allergy. Out of these five friends, I have to make several changes, adaptions, and sacrifices whenever I prepare a meal for them. This Thanksgiving will be particularly interesting as we all get together. How can I make this the perfect Thanksgiving while catering to everyone's needs?

We all have that one fussy relative, friend, or guest that needs special treatment. Do we change our entire Thanksgiving to please them — or do we just make them bring their own food? We want our special-dietary-needs guests to have the same wonderful Thanksgiving experience as everyone else, but how far do we go to please them?

How will you handle a difficult guest or one who has special dietary needs this Thanksgiving?

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