I can't believe it is this time of year again already. Time to start thinking about and planning for the holidays. While we are greatly anticipating Christmas, there is another traditional holiday that is just around the corner. An American traditon: Thanksgiving, with stories of "Pilgrims and Indians," turkey crafts, parades, football and a Thanksgiving Feast.
Is thinking about Thanksgiving and the Thanksgiving meal a stressful time for you? Have you found yourself wondering how you are going to pull it all together? Have you always been a guest at a Thanksgiving meal and now found yourself responsible for pulling together the meal this year? Are you looking for ways to start new traditions with your children? Let me introduce you to
Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas by Crystal Maleski may just be the answer you need.
If the idea of cooking Thanksgiving dinner puts you into a panic, this Easy Thanksgiving Ideas Guide will give you all the information you need to make a delicious and easy Thanksgiving Dinner including holiday traditions you may want to start, a detailed planning guide, a sample Thanksgiving dinner menu, recipes with photos, and even activities to keep the kids busy.
For as long as I can remember I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. When I was a child we went to the parade as I grew up in Queens, NY. It was tradition to go with my dad to watch the parade while mom stayed home and cooked the meal. (Don't worry, she watched on tv and actually said she liked it that way because she enjoyed the performances put on in front of Macy's). I am trying to make watching the parade a tradition in our household, though it is not the same for the girls as they would much prefer to see the parade live. In this eBook, Crystal Maleski starts out with several ideas for new Thanksgiving traditions.
What I found very helpful was the second chapter where she discusses a plan to make the Thanksgiving dinner easier, planning that starts at the beginning of November, moves to the week before and concludes with Thanksgiving week and Thanksgiving day itself.
Chapter 3 deals with what you should consider before buying the turkey and basic turkey preparation tips. Very informative, especially for a nervous beginner.
Chapter 4 deals with turkey brining, something I have NEVER heard of, but I am willing to try as it helps to tenderize the turkey.
In chapters 5 and 6 Crystal shares her Traditional Thanksgiving Menu with recipes, including pictures. Several of these recipes are make ahead recipes, one of the big planning helps to make your Thanksgiving run smoothly. And chapter 7 follows with the detailed shopping list, which can be modified to include your own favorite dish.
Chapter 8 had some neat idea for including the children, obviously if you are a regular reader of my blog you know this is important to me.
The eBook ends with thoughts about ways to be thankful (chapter 9) and "Tips and Reminders" (chapter 10).
Remember, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and to ensure a smooth, stress-free holiday, it is important to start planning. To purchase this eBook for just $3.99 so you can start your planning, head on over to Making Dinner Easy. Com
Crystal also offers free weekly dinner menus, easy dinner recipes and a printable grocery list if you would like help with dinner ideas.
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