I don't mean practice giving thanks, I mean I have no family visiting so I'm literally going to practice throwing Thanksgiving this year. If you're a young married (or unmarried) couple, you should too!

Here's the thing... This is the Thanksgiving a lot of people won't see their families at all and I'm perfectly okay with it. My fiancé and I are going to throw a whole practice Thanksgiving with ALL the fixins; Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, mac n cheese, maybe a salad if we're feeling guilty.

Two years ago, my mother in-law to be asked me to cut the Turkey and I just stood there, stunned. There I was a 32 year old guy who wants to be a dad, with no clue where to start when it came to carving the turkey. And I thought, this is something dads inherently seem to know, right? I don't want my kids to look at me one day and go "my dad's alright, but he can't catch a ball and he can't carve a turkey." Look, I'm screwed at this point when it comes to catching a ball, but it's not too late for me to learn to carve a turkey.

My fiancé Stacy is a world class chef, in my opinion, but neither of us have ever prepared an entire Thanksgiving feast before and next year we'll be married and would like to entertain a larger group of people so this will be our practice year! And we're pulling out all the stops. So no, we won't have family this year but the goal is to throw an entire Thanksgiving, eat leftovers for a month and head into next year's Thanksgiving with a little experience. If you're a young couple, married or unmarried, instead of going out to eat or throwing in the towel entirely, have a practice dinner party like we're doing!

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