Simple Gratitude

No need to spend months stressing before the big feast.  Keep these five simple tips in mind and a stress free, low key holiday will definitely be part of the celebration.  

 

 

1. Keep the menu simple.  There should be no pressure to have every type of Thanksgiving dish on the table. Simplify the menu by choosing four or five family favorites and put your focus on making those the best they can be.  

 

2. One way to decide what to serve is to choose from ingredients that are fresh and in season for where you live.  Using the freshest ingredients helps you decide what to serve and as an added bonus keeps things healthier.  

 

3. Shorten the guest list.  The best parties are where you can actually visit with all of your guests and not feel overwhelmed by the amount of people in your space.  Don’t feel obligated to include everyone from all sides of the family.  Setting boundaries and communicating them in a loving way will help everyone feel grateful when dinner is served.

 

4. Enlist some help with food.  If you are hosting you get to choose what dishes you want to prepare.  Base this on oven space and prep space as well as what you are comfortable cooking.  Be specific when giving food assignments so there are no surprises.  Thanksgiving is not a free for all potluck.

 

5. Keep the decor simple.  Save time, money and energy by not stressing over the decorations.  A few tasteful arrangements are more than enough to set the mood.  Skip the Thanksgiving themed plates and napkins that only make an appearance once each year.  Put your focus and energy on the people and the memories.

 

Remember to breathe and enjoy the day.  Much love from our kitchen to yours this Thanksgiving and always!

Krista Numbers

Krista is the founder of Simplify Supper. She is passionate about making family dinner a priority and strives to provide simple solutions to make it happen.

Feb 02, 2014
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