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When my wife Kathy and I were writing our brand new “Simply Happy Cookbook,” we tried to come up with as many simple recipes based upon simple ideas to make any meal prep…simple! Here are some of our shortcuts to make your Thanksgiving, simply happy!
“You don’t need a silver fork to eat a good meal” a friend once told me, and they were right! But big important family meals like Thanksgiving require extra planning, here’s how we do it.
THREE DAYS BEFORE: We ask our guests if they have special dietary requirements and what they’d like to drink. There are more non-alcohol drinkers than ever before, so Kathy will try to come up with a clever mock-tail or canned zero-booze beverages to please everybody at the table.
If someone informs you they are a vegetarian ask them if they’d like to bring a dish. That way that person can be guaranteed to have something on the table that they really like. They’ll get the props, but people will only remember it was at your house, so you get collateral credit for something