Planning a Thanksgiving Dinner

November 2, 2006

A family eating Thanksgiving dinner.With three adult children and their spouses going to in-laws for an early dinner, I decided to have a progressive dinner for them. I would prepare the main course and take out trays would be available in case of overeating at the in-laws' homes.


One of the other children would have the hors d'oeuvres, which we would begin with after they visited the in-laws. These food items would be light eating. At the end would be the "dessert home" which would be the last place to visit and enjoy the holiday as a family.

Take-out trays would be available for family members to fill up and enjoy the next day.

This idea will enable the family members to get together and not feel guilty about not eating at someone's home on Thanksgiving Day.

By WandaJo from Collierville, Tennessee

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This is not really a recipe but a suggestion. I have for several years now served the small ears of corn you find in the freezer section. You can heat them at the last minute so they can be served hot.

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October 26, 2007

Believe it or not now is the time to start organizing your holiday meal. It does not matter whether your planning for 4 or 40, there are a few things you can do now to make it a whole lot easier on yourself on the big day.

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November 6, 2004

Get your kids involved in Thanksgiving dinner! Have them help decorate the table by making candy cornucopias for place cards: using ice cream cones, write each guest's name on the cone with decorator frosting.

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November 14, 2006

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By Gina (Guest Post)
November 14, 20060 found this helpful

Yes, we always have a turkey and a ham for those that don't like turkey. But not for me! I am a vegetarian but I get to eat the trimmings, yum! Happy Thanksgiving to you All! Gina

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November 14, 20060 found this helpful

I am working on Thanksgiving Day and my kids, grand-kids and great grand-kids will go to their extended families for the big turkey dinner.
We will all get together on Saturday and I am fixing ham since I'm sure everyone will have had enough turkey by then!


Happy Thanksgiving to you all, however you celebrate!

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