When Holidays Go Wrong: Sick on Thanksgiving

When Holidays Go Wrong: Sick on Thanksgiving

Tara Bellucci
Nov 15, 2011

Thanksgiving 2010 did not go as planned. My best friend was visiting from New York and we had grand plans and a full house for Turkey Day. But instead, both of us were couch-ridden with a particularly nasty bout of flu. What do you do when you're sick on Thanksgiving?

I did have something to be thankful for. We were already planning a collaborative, cook together Thanksgiving. While the invalids amongst us wallowed in blanket forts and tissue piles with the comfort of DayQuil, hot tea, and The Proposal, my roommates and our guests rallied and made dinner happen. Though it was hard to let go of the control of my kitchen, I was so lucky to have people there to cook when I couldn't.

Have you ever been sick when hosting a holiday? How did it turn out?

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