While cancellations are a perfectly valid reason to rethink one’s Thanksgiving plans, Martha Stewart shared another factor in her decision to halt her holiday happenings. As the host of many popular TV shows — including the latest addition, “Martha Cooks” — Stewart frequently prepares food on-air to share her immense culinary knowledge. This year was no exception, with Stewart telling Kelly Clarkson that she’d already cooked approximately “14 turkeys” on TV in the lead-up to the holiday.
Clarkson quickly agreed that 14 was a massive number of turkeys to prepare. In its most basic form, the process of cooking a turkey is quite daunting, but Stewart — whose first Thanksgiving turkey was reportedly a disaster — takes it to another level. The talented chef’s favorite method includes applying butter to parchment paper and wrapping it around the turkey, as well as making sausage pear stuffing, adding yet another step to the process. Stewart’s bold decision demonstrates that while the holidays are important, prioritizing one’s sanity and well-being is even more crucial.