It’s going to be a very different Thanksgiving this year for millions of Americans. Hopefully, you’re following CDC guidelines and inviting fewer people over for Thanksgiving dinner. But no matter how small your gathering, one guest seems to show up, year after year -- always uninvited: Middle Child Syndrome.
As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, actually whenever family is together for that matter, you can count on MCS rearing its ugly head. It’s not always easy to know what will set it off, but you can be sure something will. Maybe it’s reliving a need for attention from the past, or feelings of favoritism from the present. It might even be triggered by the food that’s served, or not served.
As if you needed any more on your Thanksgiving menu, we offer these MidKid-style versions of some all-time Thanksgiving favorites.
Classic Middle Child Turkey
Season and baste turkey to your liking, place in preheated oven at 350˚, then totally forget it’s there.
Roasted Bitter Nut Squash Soup
Follow any Butter Nut squash soup recipe, then add a touch
of sour grapes!
Not-so-Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
You’re allergic to sweet potatoes and you hate marshmallows, but your brother loves it -- so, too bad!
Middle Child Mashed Potatoes
Just like regular mashed potatoes, only not quite as good.
Second Hand Stuffing
Nobody else wanted it, so it’s yours.
No-Fuss MidKid Gravy
Don’t let the name fool you -- it’s a pain in the ass to make. It’s called “No Fuss” because nobody makes a big deal over it. Ever.
Not-as-good-as-your-Sister's Cranberry Sauce
Really? All she did is open a can! And you both used the exact same brand!! How could hers possibly be better? So unfair.
Best-Ever Candied Yams
Well, of course they are. Your sister made them, too!
5-Star Green Bean Casserole
Yeah, yeah -- and she made the casserole.
Smack Dab Pumpkin Pie
This triple layer treat is the icing on the cake. A delicious pumpkin pudding layer on the bottom, a mouthwatering whipped cream layer on the top -- and nobody cares what’s in the middle! It’s the perfect finish for a classic Middle Child Thanksgiving feast. Hope you enjoy yours!
Relieve Thanksgiving Middle Child Syndrome with the perfect Middle Child wine!
Pair your Middle Child meal with a recommended selection from Middle Sister Wines. THIS IS REAL! You can pick up a bottle (or 10) at the Middle Sister Wine Shop.
Sweet & Sassy Sweetie Pie Drama Queen
Moscato Goodie Two Shoes Pinot Grigio
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