This article ("No Work Thanksgiving") that appeared in my local newspaper made my blood boil. In it the writer advises you delegate the majority of your cooking to the microwave. Thanksgiving it seems, is just way too stressful for the home cook to manage. That is really sad, as I see it as a wonderful excuse to spend time in the kitchen preparing a home-cooked meal--the type many of us don't have the time and capacity for on your average weeknight.
Before you decide to throw your hands up and serve a microwaved meal, read my 15 ideas to simply Thanksgiving. They will not make your day run on auto-pilot, but I guarantee you'll feel more in control of the chaos with a good game plan.
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