Thanksgiving Day is traditionally one of feasting on a tremendous amount of bountiful food which often results in miserably overstuffed bellies and an exhausted cook in the kitchen. Why not choose to enjoy your holiday with less stress?
Time Required: 2 hours
- Go to the market during the Thanksgiving Day rush on the eve of Thanksgiving.
- Gather up a collection of herbal teas, gourmet coffees and cocoas in individual packets.
- In the produce aisle gather up a colorful selection of fresh tropical fruits: kiwis, bananas, pineapple, mangos, etc.
- At the bakery section forgo the pumpkin pies, apple cider. etc. Instead, choose a simple crumb cake or a nice crusty loaf of sour dough bread.
- Give a sympathetic smile and nod to all the shoppers with frozen turkeys and pumpkin pies in their shopping carts as you head for the cash register in the fast lane.
- Return home. Relax! In the evening watch a rental movie or read a good book.
- Sleep in late.
- About one hour before dinner time, festively prepare three wicker baskets or ceramic bowls for your family/guests. Fill one with the the beverage packets, one with the fruit and place crumb cake wedges or slices of bread in the third.
- Sit yourself down on the couch and put your feet up.
- Greet your guests warmly with hugs as they arrive.
- Set a kettle on the stove for the hot beverages.
- When the kettle whistle blows allow everyone to serve themselves.
- Enjoy the day with your friends and family without the fuss and stresses of preparing a twelve course meal with all the trimmings.
- Use everyday tableware. Forget the china!
- Be thankful!
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