Holidays can sometimes get overwhelming especially the ones that involve a given amount of beforehand preparations followed by their arrival. Thanksgiving is one such holiday which is special yet demanding.
The expectations from Thanksgiving can be a little overwhelming and to help you sail through this particular holiday flawlessly we have prepared ‘a week before Thanksgiving’ to do list for you. It will help you make sure that everything is as magnificent as you want it to be before the big day filled with love, laughter and food arrives.
- Clean out your refrigerator. Before you do anything else, it is very important to make space in your fridge and freezer for all the food shopping that will follow up in the coming week. More importantly for all the amazing thanksgiving food and the everlasting yummy leftovers. Organizing your fridge will help you clean up all the expiry products and empty out containers which will help create more space and increase visibility of required items.
- Have realistic goals for the week. As excited as you are for all the things you want to do for Thanksgiving make sure you keep your goal realistic and achievable. This will give you a sense of security and happiness once you achieve your goals. So think of all the small things that make you happy and that you are thankful for. Like spending time with your grandmother, thankful for a full house or getting your kids to eat all the veggies for the first time!
- Prepare everyone for a gratitude game. Make a list of all the things you are grateful for. Ask everyone who will join you for thanksgiving to make one too. Then share your lists and their experiences on the table or on a virtual call during Thanksgiving. Everyone has gone through so much this year you can show your gratitude towards your friends & family with small gestures by sending them a small video, digital card or a small gift.
- Pamper yourself! Given how COVID 19 has altered our lives adding more stress and anxiety to it. it becomes increasingly important to make sure you take care of yourself. We all had a very tough year you can use thanksgiving as a time to not skip dressing up. Rather remember the little joys that came from wearing a new dress or an adorable piece of Jewelry. This holiday season give yourself a gift along with others; we have a perfect pocket friendly jewelry brand you can browse through, with the cutest of designs – Jasel Jewelry bringing the most intricate and beautiful designs at insanely affordable prices and tremendous holiday sale.
- Buy the turkey! It is easier to thaw the turkey, if you buy it ahead of time, before you get to cooking it. Figure out the size of your turkey. Many farms tend to sell out on turkeys long before so make sure you get it in time. If you go for a frozen one then again it will need some time to defrost, hence buy early.
- Plan your menu. Before you get to grocery shopping it’s very important that you know what you want to have on your menu. Once you have decided on the number of guests that will join you and the amount of money your pocket allows, start planning your menu. Make sure to accommodate your guests when you are adding the dishes to be served.
- The shopping plan. Once all the above has been decided, it is time to go for grocery shopping. Agreeing that buying nonperishable and stepping foot into the supermarket during that time is a dreaded emotion but one that needs to be done to make thanksgiving a success. Prepare your listing according to various departments to make your trips short and efficient, even in the crowded market.
- Start up early on meal prep. If you have the time start preparations early to enjoy the process and not be overburdened. It will come as a relief to you once you get a few elaborate items under your belt. You can make some versatile dishes following up to thanksgiving, which should keep the family fed till the big day and help minimize your kitchen load.
- Donate, Share a Meal. After the preparations are done and you are left with extras consider donation. Donate the things you do not need any more to the community and less fortunate. It is a time to remind ourselves of the things we are truly greatful for and how we can help someone who isn’t so blessed. In whatever ways possible and in your capacity try helping people who recently lost their jobs or are struggling financially due to Covid 19 or simply share a meal!