Last Minute Thanksgiving Preparation

October 07, 2015

 

Face it, if you’re reading this and aren’t ready for thanksgiving yet your preparation definitely falls in the “last-minute” category. Thankfully for you, you’ve come to right place! The best thing for you to do at this point is to stay calm and come up with a game plan. We’ve put together these last minute prep tips to help you prepare a great meal and have a smooth hosting experience this holiday.

 

1. Start Simple

We get it, although you don’t have as much time to prepare as you would have wanted, a part of you still wants to fuss over every detail. Well, you can still have some great appetizers without spending hours preparing them. Stores like Walmart are stocked with cheeses, olives, fresh bread, and already sliced cold cuts that you can lay out on a serving tray of a cutting board and you’re good to go.

 

2. Get your guests to bring something

Delegate: you already have a huge hosting feat in front of you, no need to take on more than you have to. There’s no shame in asking your guests to bring something simple and easy like desserts, or even drinks. This means fewer things on your last minute shopping list and a little less money out of your pocket, and there is no crime in that.

 

3. Cook what you know

The little time you have left dictates that this thanksgiving might not be a good opportunity for you to experiment with fancy new dishes. Keep it simple by planning to cook something you've made before. Your comfort level in making a dish you’re familiar with means that you’ll know what to buy, how to cook it, and how long it will take you.

 

4. Choose a DJ

This is another great opportunity to delegate; figure out what member of your family would make a good DJ and have them create a playlist. Once the playlist is created, press play and forget it. The last thing you want to do is worry about music on top of everything else.

 

There you have it, a few tips to get you in the right direction to creating a memorable Thanksgiving for you and your loved ones. Please feel free to add anything we’ve missed in the comments below!

 

We would also like to take this oppertunity to wish you a HappyThanksgiving!

 

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