Now that we’re all waking from our tryptophan-fueled turkey comas and contemplating leftover sandwiches in our pajamas like that turkey didn’t just hurt us yesterday, it’s time to think about what we’re really thankful for.
Yes, of course we’re thankful for awesome family and friends, and great food to share with them. But mostly, all of us are glad that no matter how stressed we get during the holidays, there are always people who had a bigger argument with their ovens than we did.
We’re also reminded that sometimes #struggleplates aren’t born—they’re made on purpose for laughs, then carefully chronicled with a smartphone camera. Making an art out of failure is a noble cause indeed, and we’re thankful for it every day.
But mostly, we’re just thankful that no matter how our Thanksgiving meals turned out, at least most people tried.
The Families That Didn’t Even Bother
Watch Where You Put That Baster
Are You Sure That’s Even Turkey?
— Ο Δαρείος (@DePHIn3Gravity) November 28, 2014
At Peace With The Struggle
We Hope That’s A “Before” Photo
The Palest Turkey Ever
“First time cooking a turkey on my own.” (Photo: Reddit/skatermario3)
“Technically, there’s turkey, so it counts.”
“Prepackaged deli turkey sandwich, raw pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries. Cleanup was a breeze.” (Photo: Reddit/katzevonstitch)
Messy But Delicious
“Made a Dutch Apple Pie for Thanksgiving.” (Photo: Reddit/darkfalz)
America, F**k Yeah
An Attempt at “Traditional English Trifle,” in 8 Parts
“First, a layer of ladyfingers followed by a layer of jam.”
“Then a layer of custard (only I couldn’t find custard in the store so I used vanilla pudding).”
“Then it’s supposed to be raspberries but I hate raspberries so MORE (strawberry) JAM.”
“Another layer of ladyfingers.”
“Then a layer of beef sauteed with peas and onions.”
“Then custard again.”
“Then I just put some whipped cream on top!” (Photos: Reddit/realrealgood)