Surviving Thanksgiving

Posted on: Mon, 11/11/2019 - 1:20pm
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With Thanksgiving a couple of short weeks away I always start to think about how to get through another family holiday with PA. We usually have Thanksgiving at my parent's home which is my safe place but this year we are having it at my aunt and uncle's home. I'm pretty close to my aunt so I feel comfortable talking to her about my concerns. I am going to offer to bring a few dishes that I know will be totally safe for me to eat and I will probably avoid the other dishes because of cross contact. Our family always does a buffet style meal because there are so many of us so the chances of cross contact is pretty high. I think the safest way to go about this is to bring dishes that I know I can eat.

How does everyone else deal with Thanksgiving?

Posted on: Mon, 11/11/2019 - 1:39pm
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Bringing your own dishes is the way to go. If it wasn't at my sister's house then I would do that but she's so meticulous about her meals and knows how to prep everything so that it's safe for me. And I help her with the cooking so I'm there through the process. If you're not overseeing the cooking, bring your own dishes for sure. Also, if you have two auto injectors I would bring them. Think it's better to have two on hand for such a day.

Posted on: Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:43pm
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I always bring a few dishes that I know are safe because the houses alternate every year. We're never consistently at the same house. We offer to bring a few dishes and this way I know that I am good. Also I'll have a chat with the host in advance letting them know of my allergies.

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