Checklist For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving by Kenmore

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Where does the time go? It feels like just yesterday we were sipping on summer drinks, barbecuing in the backyard. And now we’re just a few weeks away from the ultimate feasting holiday — Thanksgiving!

Don’t stress if the holidays have snuck up on you. We’ve put together an easy-to-follow checklist to help you host like a pro and even find time to enjoy the festivities yourself.

Four Weeks Ahead:

First things first — finalize the guest list! Knowing just how many mouths you have to feed will help you determine how much dinnerware you’ll need, what to put on the menu (and what to keep off), as well as any guest room preparation.

Start putting together your menu. Are you going for more of a classic Thanksgiving dinner? Are you open to trying something new this year? If there are any recipes you’ve been interested in trying out, now is a good time to give them a test run to find out if those those recipes are even doable. You’ll also have to ask yourself if you are willing to make everything yourself or if you’ll be running out to the store for a few prepared dishes.

When planning your menu, don’t forget to leave room for those dishes your guests may want to bring. You don’t want any duplicate dishes or to miss out on your aunt’s famous creamed corn bread.

Read the whole list of tips at livemore by Kenmore.

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