The holiday season is here, and whether or not you’re celebrating it like last year, there are many things that can go wrong. While we can’t promise a fix for everything, we can promise another Thanksgiving tips and hints list you’d rather read than spend another minute basting the turkey – which isn’t even necessary anymore.
So, here it is 6 thanksgiving challenges you’ll still face this year and how to overcome them.
You’ll lose the unspoken competition of best thanksgiving food
Let it be known, there’s more on the line than grandma’s approval since, there’s nothing worse than seeing your own child pass on your gluten-free cauliflower mashed potatoes for auntie’s mac and cheese.
Whatever you’re planning on baking/roasting/cooking, the key is to prep all details beforehand, that way you can give yourself maximum time to focus on the flavor. Extra prep time allows you to make sure nothing gets left behind, like turkey gizzards in the stuffing. Here’s a list of choppable foods that won’t go bad overnight:
- Sweet potatoes
- Avocado (Leave the pit and add lemon juice)
As long as you don’t give in to the temptation to buy premade food, you should be fine.
You panic and try to compensate by purchasing a pie
So maybe cooking really isn’t your strong suit, but chances are, there are more people like you in the world, which means there could be seven pumpkin pies for one can of whipped cream. If purchasing food is a more viable option, consider the following forgotten items:
- Whipped cream
- Iced Coffee
- Seasonal Popcorn
- Cranberry sauce (Take it out of the can and slice it for presentation)
Your great [Insert nosy relative here] will chastise you for not cooking
The best part of the holidays is people. Even if you choose to attend a virtual meal, you’ll still get to partake in the thrill of family drama. Not sure how to change subjects? Try the following for guaranteed shock value:
- You’re getting a pet
- You learned to make bread (as did everyone this year)
- Best face mask you’ve seen
- Anything but your personal life
They’ll ask about your personal life
This is what Thanksgiving is all about. There’s nothing to be done here.
This is what Thanksgiving is all about, and there is much to be done here. To avoid passive-aggressive comments while enjoying the most stuffing as humanely possible, try using:
- A smaller fork – Small forks force you to eat at a slower pace, meaning your food will last longer.
- A smaller plate – Small plates mean you get to make more trips to the kitchen. A bowl accomplishes the same goal while adding more space.
- More fancy plates – Salad plates are just an excuse to add another plate for more stuffing.
Hey, 2020 was an election year, right?
You knew it was coming. This might be the best time to go refill that plate.
We could keep going, but the truth is that we all have a lot to be grateful for this year, from the nosy relatives to the burnt pies, to the internet, to masks we would’ve never envisioned in our lives until now. No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we’re wishing you a happy holiday.
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