I have been looking forward to Thanksgiving since Labor Day.
We've hosted Thanksgiving at our home since the year Joe and I got engaged. I love it.
After we clean our house (a big, stressful job), Thanksgiving preparations are relatively simple. Planning an easy Thanksgiving menu makes a big difference.
We cook a lot of different foods, but many of them are made ahead and reheated just before dinner. My only Thanksgiving day headache is trying to get everything hot at the same time. It can be tricky, and I have no magic trick to get it right.
In any case, the dishes are easy and most of them stay hot (or cold) long enough that it works itself out.
I love how Joe and I split all of the duties of Thanksgiving. I think our division of labor is one of the main reasons that I love the holiday so much.
Neither of us is overwhelmed with work, and we clear the table right into the dishwasher. By the time we're all eating dessert, the first load of dishes are clean, and they can be put away.
You can get the entire menu in Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!
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