It’s that time of year again! The holiday season can prove to be a stressful time for many people, from figuring out how to house out of town guests to figuring out who’s bringing which dishes and for how many! Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner this year with these helpful tips.
Prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Make side dishes the day before so all you’ll have to worry about is a quick warm up in the oven. Get a head count early on and account for last minute no shows or extra add ons.
Don’t forget to ask for help.
Divy up who will bring what dishes. If you’re hosting a large group, task yourself with preparing the turkey and leave the side dishes for your guests to bring. Not a kitchen savant? No problem! Most grocery stores carry great side dishes and even complete Thanksgiving dinners if you don’t want to cook at all. Win, win!
Sit back and relax.
Thanksgiving is about spending quality time with friends and family. Don’t stress out about a picture perfect dinner. It’s really more about the company you keep, not the food you eat.