Sunday, November 13, 2011

The time has come!

It is officially November!  Halloween is over.  Winter weather is (somewhat) upon us here in NEFL.  Santa has made his mall debut.  Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away.  What does all of this mean?  It’s time to prepare before the holidays sneak up on us.  It is time, my friends to – Simplify the Season 2011!


If you haven’t already, let's take care of Thanksgiving Meal Planning.  Which family member is hosting this year?  Are you having Lunch or Dinner?  If you're the hostess, make a list of dishes to be prepared.  Whether you decide on turkey or ham, pumpkin pie or pecan pie, mashed potatoes or rice – Make sure to decide!  Make a plan and keep it Simple this Thanksgiving!  Have fun and dole out the responsibility!  That's right.  Let Aunt Emma make the sweet potatoes.  That not only frees you up from cooking an extra dish here and there -- let’s face it you can still cook your favorites -- it allows everyone to be a part of the celebration.  You may want to let the bachelor uncle stick with being the ICE BRINGER.  It is an important role. 

To keep track of all the planning check out ‘s Occasions section for Holiday Party Planners, Thanksgiving Meal Planners, Thanksgiving Shopping List, and MORE. 

If you have family coming in for the holiday the night before, would you like a great idea for what to feed these weary travelers? Wouldn’t you like it to be simple? How about an easy crock-pot stew, chili, or spaghetti?  It will stay warm if traffic or a flight causes a delay. 

Keep these same things in mind when planning your Christmas dinner! Look at that! You just moved a month ahead of the game! Woo hoo!



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1 comment:

snaphappee said...

I think this is my 4th (or 5th?) year hosting the big Thanksgiving dinner, so I was able to use my plans from previous years to make it even easier than ever. The only bump in my preparation road is getting the house clean. You don't have a great plan for cleaning that doesn't involve work or money, do you?