I offered to take a dish to the IL's house this year for Turkey Day. They've never asked me to bring anything to any gathering, and pretty much hate me, so I thought I'd suck it up and be a grown-up and offer to contribute so they couldn't accuse me of being a slacker.
I brought a super delish homemade greenbean casserole (that I got from another MDC momma!!) that's rich a creamy with babybella mushrooms....
.... and homemade onion straws on top....
anyway, they all tasted it, but didn't say a word. DP DD and I ate the hell out of it. along with really dry turkey, dressing from a box, boiled potatoes.... you get the idea.
on the way home, DP says to me, "did you realize that our green beans were the only thing with any flavor on the whole table?"
um, yes, dear, that's why I always look at you like you're crazy when you rave about what a good cook your mom is.
it took him actually comPARing how we cook side by side to figure out how awesome I am.
In summary. Take a bagged salad. And whatever else YOU want to eat, so you don't have to eat their crap.