That left me alone for the evening, but I decided to press forward with my celebration plans anyway. There was a big problem, though: I don't cook, which is kind of a requirement for having a traditional Thanksgiving meal. I tried my best to prepare something that resembled a Thanksgiving feast, but the results were a bit comical.
- Since I don't know how to cook a turkey, I grilled a steak instead. Hey, it's meat.
- I couldn't in a million years make stuffing from scratch, but I lucked out and found a box of Stove-Top in the pantry. You prepare it by adding water and heating it in the microwave. Even I could handle that. This was the part of the meal that best matched a true Thanksgiving.
- I've never made mashed potatoes, so I just heated a potato in the microwave.
- I don't know how to make gravy and didn't have a mix. I couldn't think of a good substitute for gravy so I just diced a tomato and put it on my potato. Not really the same thing as gravy.
- I boiled some corn on the cob. As long as I can just add water I'm a pretty good cook.
- In place of dinner rolls I toasted some French bread.
- A pumpkin pie would have been a traditional dessert, but I couldn't think of a good substitute for that. Instead, I made a substitute for strawberry pie a la mode: Two strawberry toaster waffles with ice cream on top.