It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Thanksgiving is just a marathon cooking event for me the same way that other people feel about their hobbies. I turn to the kitchen when I am stressed or just trying to get my thoughts together. Food is my love language and always has been.
I also see more and more that many people become stressed over buying/storing/ preparing food, and that is unfortunate. As I continue to write under The Farming Wife brand, I find so many topics that would help new cooks of any age.
An important part of not feeling overwhelmed about preparing a large meal like Thanksgiving dinner is becoming organized.
I enjoy using my Thanksgiving helpers to not only get excited about the holiday but to make sure I don’t forget anything. I use a thankfulness jar to help remind everyone in the family that despite what is happening outside our family, we are so blessed with good things. Many of our blessings are the result of our own hard work-which opens conversations year-round about why we have to do chores and such that may not seem worth it at the time.
We create a Thanksgiving menu each year. Of course, much of what we eat is the same thing, but everyone has their favorites and this gives us all a chance to feel as if we have contributed to the meal. Everyone states their must-have apps, desserts, sides, and ways we traditionally do things that feels like it’s what makes the day special for them. That way, I can be sure there is something for everyone at the table.
It’s officially the two-week countdown to Thanksgiving. I will be sharing printables, recipes, how-to’s, and reminders every step of the way. Let’s do this!!