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Thanksgiving With Helpful Tips

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Thanksgiving can be a great time and a fun time too. The trick is to try and not stress over all the things you have to do to make it great.

Throughout history, people have given thanks. Sometimes in joyful celebration, often in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony. The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks, one that has taken many forms and has been observed in different ways.

Below are a few things that could help you this fun Thanksgiving Day.

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🍂 Roses & large candle from Costco Canada

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🍂 Napkins are from April Cornell & handmade

🍂 Pumpkins are from my local pumpkin farm

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🍂 Chairs are vintage and chalk paint

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Preparing a large Thanksgiving feast for hoards of family members and friends is an overwhelming idea for many of us. Even if many of us are experienced Thanksgiving hosts and hostesses, the task of shopping, preparing, cooking, and cleaning an enormous meal in your own house is an exhausting task for anyone to fathom. Although it is never an easy feat to prepare an enormous meal by hand, there are a few organizational tips, tricks, and hacks that will make your holiday prep a little easier this year.

Make as much as you can in advance. You can make almost everything ahead of time. At the very least, you can start prepping ingredients, but I think that if you’re going to start, you might as well finish.

Gravy bases can be frozen and vegetables can be cooked and refrigerated for up to two days. For dishes that can’t be made ahead of time, consider the prep work that you can do in advance, like washing and peeling vegetables so they’re ready for roasting.


Bon Appétit's Brad Leone and Chris Morocco use the power of Twitter to answer common questions about cooking for Thanksgiving. Do you put celery in your stuffing? Is it dangerous to deep fry a turkey? How many sticks of butter do you have to use on Thanksgiving? Are vegan mashed potatoes good? Should you dry brine or wet brine your turkey? Chris and Brad answer all these questions and more!

What Thanksgiving Is All About

In New England, the first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621 by the Pilgrims together with 91 Indians. The Pilgrims first set foot at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620. The first winter in Massachusetts was very harsh and 46 out of the original 102 Pilgrims died. It is believed that the Indians helped the Pilgrims through that difficult period and without them, the Pilgrims would not have survived. In the following Spring of 1621, Samoset of the Wampanoag Tribe and Squanto of the Pawtuxet tribe taught the survivors how to plant corn or maize and how to catch alewives, a kind of fish to be used as a fertilizer for growing pumpkins, beans, peas, and other crops. These two braves also taught the Pilgrims the art of hunting and angling.

Things got better in 1621 when the corn and pumpkin harvest was bountiful.

Governor William Bradford made arrangements to celebrate the bountiful harvest and to recognize the help given to the colonists by the Indians with a feast. The Indians who had helped them survive were invited; among them the great king Massasoit, with some ninety Indian men. Governor William Bradford sent four men out "fowling" after ducks and geese but no one is sure if it included wild turkeys. The Pilgrims used to call any type of wildfowl “turkey”.

In 1623 a day of fasting and prayer during a period of drought was changed to one of thanksgiving because the rain came during the prayers. Gradually the custom prevailed in New England of annually celebrating thanksgiving after the harvest. During the American Revolution, a yearly day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress.

In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom, and by the middle of the 19th century, many other states had done the same. In 1863 President Abraham

Lincoln appointed a day of thanksgiving as the last Thursday in November, which he may have correlated it with the November 21, 1621, anchoring of the Mayflower at Cape Cod.

Since then, each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set the date for Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday of November in 1939 (approved by Congress in 1941).

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