The thought occurs to me that there are others who may be staying home for the holidays apart from extended family and you might enjoy some hints on making the holidays merry and bright. So in my Monday post next week I'll be sharing some of those hints specific to Christmas with you. Since Thanksgiving is this week, however, I'll share a few hints now for that holiday.
Hints For A Simple Thanksgiving
*By all means create a large meal if you wish but don't feel bad if you prefer to either eat out or order Thanksgiving takout. My husband and I have done both and have enjoyed not having cleanup to do at home.
*Thanksgiving meals don't have to be huge and they don't have to be turkey! While the tv shows and movies always show the huge family gathered around the table with a gigantic turkey in the middle, it's OK to branch out and try different foods. One memorable Thanksgiving 15 years ago we were moving into our present house and actually ate our Thanksgiving meal at Subway! While this wouldn't be my usual choice for the holiday, we certainly survived and we surely remember that Thanksgiving!!
*If you are serving a small amount of people such as 1-3 folks, consider investing in a smaller crockpot. I recently bought a small Crock Pot Slow Cooker and it is perfect for cooking for two! I've used it for two chicken breasts, soup and a small roast and it is fabulous! It doesn't take up lots of counter space and the removable crock cleans easily by either hand washing or in the dishwasher.
*Above all, remember the focus of the day is being thankful. I like to focus on what I have rather than what I don't have. It's easy to get depressed if you are missing family or feeling left out without a large gathering. Making a list, either mentally or on paper, helps me to focus on the many, many blessings in my life.
How do you plan to spend Thanksgiving? How are you counting your blessings this year? I am so grateful to have each of you sharing time with me on my blog! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!
Until Next Time,