For a day that is meant for gratitude, not many look forward to what Thanksgiving entails. We might, against our better, more festive nature, dread Thanksgiving for the pressure it brings – especially when you are hosting it. In order to be able to look beyond the heaps of dishes that will amass, the various sides that go with the glorious bird, and the small talk to cut through the novelty of yearly reunions with relatives that will mostly only remember you by the way your bird was seared, let us look at a few ways we can get through Thanksgiving with little or no stress.
Take on Thanksgiving for what it is – a mission. There are microscopic tasks that go into making a successful day out of Thanksgiving. You have been blessed with the ability of foresight to see what is needed and when. Figure out the food – how many people are you feeding? What portions are you making and what allergies are going to be on your conscience? Shopping is essentially just an exercise of the upper body taking items off shelves if you have your head in the game. Make your plan your armour against Thanksgiving dread.
Put the Plan to Action
Often caught in the whirlwind of preconceptions about “fresh food” superiority, we are inevitably left with a feast that is no less than a feat. It is time to set aside misconceptions and pots for making that cranberry sauce ahead of time. There is a lot you can do before the big day. You can make the cranberry sauce that says fresh up to a few days in the fridge, you could slow roast to reheat the potatoes, you could even reheat the turkey to test out whether what popularly goes around about reheated turkey tasting better has any truth to it.
Mark Your Essentials
What goes on the table matters -- not only the food, no, but also the place settings, the cutlery, and the dishes. Mark out your place settings and make sure your numbers match your guests. Pick out your tablecloth, throw in that festive dash. Choose your cider. Thanksgiving does not necessarily need to be a festival of nerves on edge, try out your Pinterest boards. All you need to do is get a head start for the sake of your own future self, and there is no reason why your host skills will not be the talk of town until next Thanksgiving comes around.
After all this talk of going the extra mile by starting early makes this an important reminder: nowhere in the Gospel of Thanksgivings does it say that you must go out. It is perfectly alright to set limits whether that is on your menu or your guest list. After all, how far will one Thanksgiving really go? The meaning behind the day should not go lost because of the social annotations that have been attached to it. If there is anything the show Friends has taught us, it is that the best Thanksgiving is spent with grilled cheese sandwiches and the people you value most. So for this Thanksgiving, cut out the toxicity and unfounded responsibilities you have kept for yourself first and foremost.
Divide and Conquer
Go ahead and delegate your tasks. Thanksgiving consist of many tasks that are simple enough to be broken down and delegated to whatever kitchen rookie is at your disposal. Do not be afraid to split your workload with someone or ask someone for help. It is not your superhero mission to tackle alone. Ask for a hand.
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