It's that time of year again - time to begin your Thanksgiving dinner planning!
Whether this will be your first time preparing a Thanksgiving dinner or your 10th, nothing is worse than cooking a Thanksgiving dinner and running out of food. Or how about overspending? How many of us would love to be able to cook for a large group of people without the fear of something going wrong? It is important to be prepared and avoid a Thanksgiving disaster. How much food is enough? When should I start preparing my menu? The questions and worries are endless.
There is no exact formula for cooking for a large crowd, and the most important reminder is to consider who your guests are and be prepared. Here are some Thanksgiving tips to help you plan dinner for a large group as well as some do’s and don’ts.
Tips for cooking a large Thanksgiving meal for the first time:
Do’s and Don’ts:
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a big endeavor, but you can take most of the stress out of the kitchen by preparing your foods in advance and using these simple tips. Allow yourself the time needed for planning over your menu, organizing your ingredients, and determining which ones you can make ahead of time. Most of all enjoy the food, good company and the traditions of your family.
What tips can you share on preparing a Thanksgiving meal? Share with us in the comments below!
About the blogger: Angela Caban is an Army National Guard spouse, published author and branding expert. In 2010, she founded the Homefront United Network, a military spouse and family support blog created to assist spouses who do not live near an installation, but also focusing on bridging the gap between National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty spouses. She has an extensive background in Human Resources and Communications, with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Angela resides in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey with her husband and two children.
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