Thanksgiving is upon us!! It's time to plan our menus, clean the house and pray that the bird is perfect. Many will travel near and far. Some will be staying home and hosting, possibly their first ever Thanksgiving dinner. It can be fun and scary at the same time. This will only be my second time hosting, with the first being several years ago. If you are hosting this year, don't stress yourself out. Be sure to delegate. If some of your guests will be arriving early, allow them to help you. Someone can set the table, someone can keep the dirty dishes out of the sink and someone else can help with child patrol (namely your husband). As much as we want everything to be perfect, don't overwhelm yourself. When we try to please everyone, we end up pleasing no one. Also, keep it simple and stick to recipes that you know. Don't try some new, gourmet recipe that you've never made before. It will end up taking too much time and stressing you out.
A friend of mine, who doesn't do much cooking, sent me a facebook message yesterday stating, "