It’s easy to overlook obvious opportunities to reconnect with your partner or kids. Eating together is a chance to go around the table and check in with each person. Even if you’re eating take-out, the face time is important when you have hectic schedules and lots of distractions.
Assign dishes or ask your Thanksgiving guests what they'd like to bring to dinner. When they arrive, transfer everything to all-white platters and serving dishes to create a striking display that allows the cuisine to take center stage.
Nothing says winter quite like a meal of roasted veggies and savory beef. And while leftover pot roast is always a crowd pleaser, these filling breakfast ideas will have you adding pot roast to your weekly rotation.
Even slightly stale rolls can be given new life in the form of sweet, cinnamon and brown sugar monkey bread. Mix in a few of your favorite dried berries for added color and a more complex blend of flavors.
This year make hosting Thanksgiving as easy as pie by celebrating potluck style. You provide the basics (turkey, beverages and a few sides) and ask guests to bring their favorite dish. Thanksgiving is all about the food, so set up a handy to-go station for leftovers so everyone leaves with a few tasty bites to enjoy later.
It’s quiche…it’s pizza…it’s quichzza! All the foods you enjoy like pizza, quiche and pie rolled into one skillet. Start with whole-wheat pizza dough (you can pick this up in the bakery section of your supermarket), add eggs, whatever veggies you have on hand, your favorite cheese and bake. Is this breakfast or dinner? You decide! We vote both! Get the recipe >>
Need help getting your kids to eat vegetables? Try making these easy veggie nuggets that highlight things that kids love: nuggets, dipping and finger food. They can be served as a snack, as a meal or even tucked into lunch boxes. Get the recipe >>
Add a natural touch to each Thanksgiving dinner place setting by weaving a sprig of dried wheat through a handwritten place card. The neutral, earthy colors of the wheat and card stock contrast beautifully against a boldly hued linen napkin.
This Thanksgiving, let everyone join in the fun of decorating the table while remembering to count their blessings. Craft a chain of thanks in advance, and then ask guests to write down what they're thankful for on the paper strips. Run the chain down the length of the table and take turns reading the sentiments aloud during the meal. For an extra dose of fun, leave the strips of paper anonymous, and let everyone guess the author of each one.