Fact: Someone will break one of the fancy crystal wine glasses you inherited from your grandparents, who brought them from the Old Country, and your Friday morning playback of the otherwise perfect day will have that sad asterisk appended to it forever. Save the crystal stemware for a less boisterous occasion, and serve wine in your trusty weekday wine glasses.
— The 5 Rules You Should Break While Setting Your Thanksgiving Table by Lisa Kolb for The Kitchn
Jared’s Note: We’re posting some thoughts throughout the week on cooking Thanksgiving dinner, as we are prepping to host it here at Al Dente HQ. Stragglers and strays are welcome, pending gifts of gold, frankincense and/or myrrh. Some of these will be useful, some will be funny. Some will be both. Some will be neither.