This year like every holiday, things are most likely much smaller than normal. If you celebrate Thanksgiving and are doing something smaller, here are some ideas on how to not have two large meals, but size down for your immediate family.
Order from a Restaurant or Caterer
This might be a great way to support small businesses. It might be too late to place an order, but you should check. You might also decide to order for Shabbat and cook for Thanksgiving.
Just Do Appetizers
An idea from Busy in Brooklyn, is to do a Thanksgiving Grazing Board. This seems like a fun idea to minimize the feast but still have a festive meal. Think about all of the appetizers you just love and have a fun meal based on that.
Meal Planning Ideas
Simple Menu Plan
Here are a couple of simple menu plans.
Menu Plan #1
- Turkey Breast
- Cranberry Sauce
- Brussel Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes
Menu Plan #2
- Turkey Roast
- Cranberry Apple Crisp
- Green Beans
- Mashed Potatoes
- Fruit Salad
You might want to consider not doing a whole bird, but doing a Turkey breast.
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