Cooking for a big group is hard enough without dietary restrictions. In today's world of gluten-free, paleo, keto and vegan diets, how much energy should a home chef expend trying to cater to everyone?
One woman has posted on Reddit asking for advice about this. She got so fed up with her sister-in-law's constantly evolving dietary needs, she decided to cancel Thanksgiving. Some members of her family are furious, so she's wondering: is she the a-hole?
I 40F have hosted Thanksgiving for my family (husband, children, mother, siblings and their spouses) for the last 20 years. There was never an issue until my brother met his now wife Julie* five years ago.
Julie is very big into fad diets (Atkins, keto, South Beach) and every year she sends me a list of foods that she cannot eat and a list of things that she can. Last year I cooked her the exact keto foods that she wanted and she was upset the entire meal because my brother didn't want to eat it with her so they fought at the table.