Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hosting Thanksgiving



I love Thanksgiving. It's one of my favorite holidays, maybe because I like to eat. :) Or maybe I just love the warmth that comes with it.

 My parents are divorced so I usually had to split my time between TWO meals. We would usually do my dad's side first and then go have dessert with my mother's side. This caused lots of angst. Don't ever think that it's easy for families of divorce to deal with holidays and splitting up their time. It's the hardest thing in the world, you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, yet EVERYONE has to eat at the same time. The fact that we're there at all should be good enough right? Well for one side of my family, it never was. But... I digress.
So now I host and people can come when they like, I'm just happy they come at all!

The first year I hosted was pretty much a nightmare. I had never cooked a turkey, never cooked a large meal at all really, for more than 5 people. I had no idea where to even begin! I did a lot of research and let's just say my time management and food has gotten a lot better over the years. :D A for effort!

I created this outline to help me and hopefully others with your planning! I'll have some printables up later in the week for your menu, grocery shopping, etc. I'm a list maker, so I write everything down and it helps me so much!

Happy Planning!