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How to Host Thanksgiving The Easy Way – 11 More Tips

The best tips for how to host a healthy, fun Thanksgiving dinner for your family including menu and recipes whether it's your first time or you're a seasoned pro.

Hosting a big family dinner is a lot of work. I’m not going to sugarcoat it and make it seem like it’s not. You have to clean the house (always the biggest job for us!), prepare the menu, shop for the groceries, prep the food ahead of time, do all the cooking, clean up the meal, wash the dishes, and put all the leftovers away. And then clean the house again because inevitably, messes have been made, food has been spilled, and the tablecloth is dirty. It’s exhausting, right? But there are some things you can do to make your … Read more

23 Simple, Time-Saving Hacks to Make Hosting Thanksgiving Easy

23 Time-saving hacks to make hosting thanksgiving easy - Whether you're entertaining for the first time or tenth, you will find lots of good advice and practical tips in this article including ideas for dinner menu items, shopping list, and make ahead preparation. Tips and a checklist for a simple family celebration with kids. Great for a crowd of friends including products you need, recipes to make, and a special method for roasting the turkey.

Getting ready to host Thanksgiving dinner can get a little {ahem} stressful, but it doesn’t have to. Using these 23 time and sanity-saving hacks, along with the timelines and printables in my ebook, How to Host a Stress-Free Holiday Meal, you can serve a simple and easy feast and actually get to sit down on the big day! Plan ahead. You absolutely, positively, must start a few weeks in advance by planning out your menu and making a grocery list. Then you’ll be ready to cook the make-ahead dishes before the actual holiday, and that will make everything go a lot … Read more

Fall Bucket List for Kids – Free Printable for Family Fun

Fall bucket list - Over 100 ideas for kids, teens, families, and adults for the autumn season! Includes crafts, recipes, and lots of fun activities indoors and outdoors. Free printable.

Have you ever heard of a bucket list? I’m thinking that you probably have, thanks to the wonderful movie by the same name a few years ago (like eleven!), and its many incarnations all throughout social media. Just in case you haven’t, the bucket list is supposed to be a list of things you want to do “before you kick the bucket.” I’ve taken a little different spin on it, creating lists of things for families to do in the season that they’re in, fun things to enjoy before the world moves on to something else, before life changes too … Read more

Roasted Vegetable & Cornbread Stuffing

roasted vegetable stuffing

The only drawback of this recipe is that it’s very labor-intensive. It took a full 2 hours from start to finish. It would be great for a special occasion, but I don’t see us making it for every day meals. Print Recipe Roasted Vegetable & Cornbread Stuffing Course Side Dish Cuisine American Servings Ingredients 1 piece butternut squash peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 6 cups)2 medium sweet onions chopped (about 2 cups)4 cloves garlic pressed2 teaspoons cumin2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped3 cups chicken broth low fat, low sodium1 package cornbread stuffing mix Course Side Dish Cuisine American … Read more

How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner Whether It’s Your First Time or Tenth

Hosting a Simple Thanksgiving Dinner Tips - Whether it's your first time hosting or your tenth, this ebook is full of great tips for the menu (full of delectable, easy food like turkey and crockpot mashed potatoes), decorating, and more. Includes a checklist and shopping list printables.

You are a busy woman. I know you are. You have too much on your plate, and not enough time to do everything. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and you’ve been volunteered to host this year. Does the idea of hosting Thanksgiving leave you completely overwhelmed? You want to spend time enjoying your family on the big day and not be a slave in the kitchen, all by yourself the whole time. I know the feeling. Wouldn’t it be great if someone put together your Thanksgiving menu for you – complete with shopping and tool lists? I have done exactly that. … Read more

How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner – Easier

your best thanksgiving ever!

You can host an excellent Thanksgiving meal and spend time with your guests. Really, you can! Whether you have a lot of cooking experience or none at all, you will be able to follow my instructions, plan, and host a relaxed, traditional, Thanksgiving dinner. Does the idea of hosting Thanksgiving leave you completely overwhelmed? Are you dreading a repeat of last year’s Thanksgiving? Are you wishing you weren’t the host so you could enjoy your friends and family? Those days are over. In the pages of Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!, I will guide you through the planning and preparation of … Read more