Let’s K.I.S.S (keep it simple, stupid) this Thanksgiving. The most importantly thing to do on Thanksgiving Day is to remember or reflect on the things you are thankful for. So, in the kitchen and on your table, keep it simple. Start planning your meal with “make ahead” recipes or invite your guests to help with the Thanksgiving feast by bringing a dish or two to ease the load on you. Set your table ahead of time. If you are worried about dust, cover the table setting with plastic wrap or dry cleaning bags. Visit our past Thanksgiving blog postings for simple ideas (i.e. an array of fall squashes arranged in a low profile basket, or use mini pumpkins as votive holder and have several of them down the center of your table).
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