Sarah Jessica Parker has turkey anxiety, and don’t worry, girl — we get it
Now that Halloween is over, we can focus on the next big holiday: Christmas. No, just kidding. Even though you’re probably tempted to shop, Thanksgiving is chronologically next, and just as important. To get ready for the big event, Bon Appetitdecided to interview Sarah Jessica Parker about the Thanksgiving turkey anxiety she faced after cooking her first big meal at home.
The good news is, there’s multiple cooks in the Parker/Broderick household. As it turns out, husband Matthew Broderick often takes over many of the tasks. So really, what Parker is trying to say, is that good marriage and good dinners have one thing in common — teamwork.
"I was so scared," Parker said to the magazine, as she recollected on her first big meal ever that she cooked for her then-boyfriend. "I had never cooked a turkey in my life and I was really, really young and I remember having a dream the night before that I had only cooked a carcass. I pulled it out, revealed it, and it was a carcass."
Nightmares about the big day? Say it ain’t so! But, we totally get where she’s coming from — Thanksgiving can be pretty anxiety-inducing, especially if you have way more guests than stove top burners.
While Parker can definitely handle the main course, these days she normally sticks to sides. (But for many of us, sides are the very best part of Thanksgiving, so they deserve a ton of respect.)
"I always cook baby peas with sour cream, salted butter, and grainy mustard. It’s crazy good. People love it and want to inject it into their bloodstream," she noted.
(Can we be invited to her house this year?)
So, what’s Parker’s absolute favorite dish of the night? The delicious answer to that is pumpkin pie.
"I didn’t think I was a pie person, but we have been buying our pies at a place in New York called the Little Pie Company for 10 or 15 years. You have to order them well in advance," Parker said, probably regretting the fact that she gave away her little secret. Seriously, she might need to order them even earlier after that plug!
And, just like that, Parker took us away from candy corn and Snickers bars, and made us dream of the good food we’ll be eating later on this month. And thankfully, they’re definitely dreams — not nightmares. (The turkey is fully in tact in our minds.)