Do you feel that cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a small group or just you and your partner doesn't count? It's time to rethink that sentiment. Small Thanksgiving dinners can be warm and wonderful. The tips below will help you combine tradition and simplicity. Remember, you can prepare a small Thanksgiving dinner without spending more money, time, or energy than a regular meal at home. Don't waste your money on dinner reservations at a fancy, expensive restaurant. Instead, give these small Thanksgiving dinner ideas a try.
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One of the best parts of a small Thanksgiving is you don't have to buy a huge turkey that takes an entire day to cook. Consider buying a small turkey breast that you can prepare in the crock pot, or even turkey cutlets. Thanksgiving leftovers can also be frozen and enjoyed at a later date. It's even possible to purchase a fully prepared turkey that goes right in your oven!
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For many families, dessert sets Thanksgiving apart from other holidays. With pumpkins, apples, and cranberries to celebrate the harvest, there are many options to choose from. Choose a dessert your group will enjoy, and select a recipe that will be easy to make. To save time (and sanity) opt for ready-made pie crust. If you want to save even more time, you can also choose a frozen pie or pick up something from your local bakery.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Make New Traditions
Finally, be sure to include some new traditions to celebrate. Sign up for a local Turkey Trot in the morning or take a scenic walk after eating dinner; it's a great way to break up day and get some exercise. Choose a favorite holiday movie to watch every year, or spend the evening getting ready for the winter holidays by making homemade advent calendars or DIY holiday ornaments.