Thanksgiving is just around the corner whether you celebrate it on Sunday or Monday, and whether you celebrate it at home or at the cottage, it’s a holiday most of us really look forward to! But why? Could it be the abundance of food? How about all of the great time you get to spend with family? Maybe we enjoy it because it’s a true indication that fall is actually here! Fall is a season that is widely enjoyed for many reasons.
But, the focus here is still on Thanksgiving! Here are 5 things you can do today to ensure that you have everything you need for the big dinner!
1) Create Your Menu
Most have already thought this through. In the event where you have not, know that this doesn’t take very long! Think back to how your family normally eats on Thanksgiving and prepare something similar. Do you intend on having hors d’oeuvres, a starter and then your turkey and side dishes? Do you want to make a toast with your guests that afternoon/evening with a special punch recipe you’ve made?
2) Go Through Your Cupboards
You probably have everything you need utensil/appliance-wise. If this is your first time hosting thanksgiving though, you might not. Here’s what you’ll need for the turkey alone:
- Roasting pan and rack
- Meat thermometer
- Turkey baster
- Carving set
- Cutting board
- Whisk (for gravy!)
All of the items listed above, you can find at Walmart!
3) Go Through Your Recipe Book
Try to make some changes his will be a great surprise. You, your family and friends may be used to the traditional mashed potato or carrot recipe, so why not switch something up? If you’ve been doing this thing called “cooking” for a while, go through your old recipes and tweak them. Either by changing some ingredients in the recipe or adding to it, people will notice the difference, we promise!
Now is the time to ask your guests to bring any additional dishes. Usually the standard is dessert or a fruit platter. Yes, you can still make your infamous pumpkin pie! No, you shouldn’t have to make another 3 desserts and prepare the fruit platter as host!
5) Line-Up Some Family Fun!
This could be in the form of a board game, card games or some time well-spent around the campfire making s’mores. Some family favourites are Cranium, Apples to Apples, Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders. All of which you can buy online at Toys “R” Us!
Enjoy and take advantage of these tips to change things up this Thanksgiving holiday! Order any appliances, or board games that you need for family fun online to complete this occasion, and ship it to us at Penguin Pick-Up!