I come from a family who loves to eat, but I am just going to say it: none of us can cook.
I mean, I can sort of cook. But it's not effortless or intuitive in any way.
As an adult I've tried to build up a repertoire of a few solid dishes my kids will accept. And while I give myself a B+ for effort, when you grew up on take-out Chinese, every slightly complex meal feels like a MasterChef challenge.
Still, Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite meal of the year and I believe the pressure that comes with cooking it is worth it.
Here's the thing: The bird always fights me.