Thanksgiving at the McGraw/Hill House

“Everybody Migrates to the Kitchen”

It sounds like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have the same holiday tradition as many of us: a massive crowd in their kitchen.

In a recent radio interview, McGraw and Hill talked about their plans for Thanksgiving and admitted that they might as well just set everything up in the kitchen because that’s where everyone ends up anyway.

“The kitchen is just packed,” he said. “You know, every holiday, no matter where the Christmas tree is, where the fireplaces are going, where the punch is set up, or anything, everybody migrates to the kitchen.

“Nobody leaves the kitchen. That’s where all the conversation’s going on, the action’s going on, the food’s cooking.”

One of the reasons there are so many cooks in their kitchen now is because their daughters Gracie, Maggie and Audrey all have an assignment for the Thursday meal.

“Last year for the first time, I remember we agreed that we’re going to start the tradition of everyone has a designated entree that they make. So Maggie’s was Parker House rolls she made from scratch. Gracie was dessert because she’s really, really great,” Hill said, adding that Audrey was in charge of cranberry sauce.

Hill also said their daughters are understanding that they have specific responsibilities in contributing to the menu.

“They’re old enough to do that,” she said.

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