Welcome to the week of Thanksgiving! It might just be my favorite holiday– with all the good spirit and good FOOD, how could it not be?
I was recently asked what I do to save both time and money during the holiday season. Part of my strategy this year is to remind myself of the old adage, less is more. As I was planning my menu for Thanksgiving, I caught myself redhanded. Katie, you do not need to have 5 appetizers– one great one will do the trick! As a host, it’s easy to drift into the dangerous territory of overestimating a crowd’s appetite, but if you plan a few days ahead of time you allow yourself time to be realistic.
With your menu planned, write up a thorough shopping list so that you’re armed when you enter the grocery store. Go early in the week to avoid that panicky day-before shopping that can lead to overbuying, overspending and ultimately, waste.
Another option to save on both fronts–time and money– is to go the potluck route! They’re a fun way to have everyone pitch in and Thanksgiving is a holiday that people won’t be turned off by that.
Stay tuned this week for Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas and even more recipes…
Guide to Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Project
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Thanksgiving Sides Recipes
Squash Soup Recipe
Thanksgiving Wreath Projects
Thanksgiving Tablecloth Project