Organizing your Thanksgiving meal.

Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for some people.  Coordinating schedules, planning menus and preparing the house can make it a busy time.Make your Thanksgiving Day full of giving thanks. Click To Tweet

Here are some tips to make the day  full of giving thanks and you less stressed.

Let everyone help by bringing a dish to the meal.

1. Let people help

Ask them to bring some of the food.  If you have someone who doesn’t like to cook ask them to arrive early and help greet people at the door.

2. Plan a menu

  • record the amount of food you cook.
  • record the cooking time for each dish
  • reuse the menu, grocery list  and cooking  schedule next year

3. Plan to take a walk

Enjoy time together, be thankful for the beautiful nature around you.

  • Between the main course and dessert have your guests go for a walk and enjoy the fresh air and build an appetite for dessert
  • While your guests are out, you will have time to clear the leftovers and put them in the refrigerator

4. Be thankful

  • let everyone say something they are thankful for, it is amazing how this can create a happy atmosphere at the dinner table

Share your best tip for making Thanksgiving celebrations less stressful.

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  1. sofa giường đẹp on October 6, 2016 at 5:29 am

    We thank you for what you’ve shared with me in particular and the community in general. What you share is wonderful and helpful to me. Very sincere thank you!

    • Julie Stobbe on October 6, 2016 at 6:17 am

      I am glad I can be of help to you. If there is a topic your would like to see on my blog,please send me your ideas.

  2. Janet Barclay on October 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    These are great ideas! I especially like the one about planning a walk between courses. It can be stressful for everyone to be in a crowded space, so it’s good to have a chance to unwind for a bit – and to work up an appetite for dessert!

    • Julie Stobbe on October 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

      My family sometimes enjoys a game of ball hockey between the main course and dessert. Everyone from 90 year old Dad to 7 year old great nephew gets involved in the game. Of course last goal wins.

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