A vegan woman wonders, “Am I angry that I refused to host my in-laws for Christmas?”

As if the general stress of the holidays is not enough, you may also have to think about hosting Christmas at your place. It can be a logistical nightmare. Especially if your in-laws and your partner’s entire family are coming! If there’s a disagreement about what food to eat, you’ll have a Tension Timebomb on your hands.

After a scene of family drama, redditor u/Awkward_Dot9908, a vegan, reached out to the AITA online community for advice. She wanted to hear their opinion about how she behaved the question is who is hosting Christmas dinner this year. She refused to host her husband’s non-vegan family because she would have to cook seafood for them.

Scroll down to see the full story. What do you think was wrong? If you’re vegan, have you ever cooked a non-vegan meal for someone else? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments, Pandas.

Boring Panda contacted u/Awkward_Dot9908 via Reddit. We will update the article as soon as we hear from her.

If you have a lot of people coming over for Christmas, it can be a headache if your dietary needs don’t match

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A woman online asked if she was a jerk for refusing to host her non-vegan in-laws during the holidays.

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The author of the post shared how her husband blindsided her a little. He didn’t ask her in advance if she wanted to host his family for Christmas. The OP explained that her husband is a “terrible” cook, so the stress of cooking everything for everyone would fall on her shoulders.

And while the husband, who is also a vegan, was fine with seafood, his wife was not. The argument escalated and the redditor was accused of “ruining Christmas” because some of her husband’s relatives had already planned trips to visit them. Meanwhile, the husband told his wife she was a “crazy vegan”.

Bored Panda wrote about prepare dinners for people with various dietary restrictions earlier. This can be quite a challenge! Before inviting anyone, make sure you ask your guests if they are vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free.

Then make sure you have at least a few things they can eat. You don’t want your guests to go hungry! However, it is physically impossible to satisfy absolutely everyone. For example, someone may be lactose intolerant or have a nut allergy. Others may hate vegetables, while some absolutely adore seafood. So you have to target people’s allergies (preference!) and preferences.

In the midst of all this culinary chaos, it’s important to remember why you’re doing it all. The point of a dinner party is to have a fun evening with great people, whether they’re your close friends or someone you’d like to get to know better. If you feel that there are too many preferences and dietary restrictions to follow, there is actually a very simple solution – go to a restaurant.

Otherwise, if you’re ready to host but serve a larger number of people, let everyone know what you’re going to build in advance. Subtly suggest that they can bring what they like if they have niches or diets. You may be the host, but that doesn’t mean you’re barred from enjoying yourself, too. You shouldn’t be stuck in the kitchen all day!

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