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The importance of Thanksgiving Dinner to the American culture cannot be overstated. The dinner is a time for families to come together and celebrate what they are thankful for. It’s also an opportunity to show off your best cooking skills.
Thanksgiving will be here shortly and you need to make sure you have the right tools for entertaining. Taking stock and having the basic supplies before you start will help so you are not panicking the day of.
Not just any platter will do! Make this one a decorative one. Better yet, bringing out the family heirloom might bring out those family stories and memories.
Can’t carve a turkey without a knife.
Gravy… Yes, Please!
You have to have a gravy boat for the gravy not only for the turkey but, mashed potatoes too!
Pie Dish and Server
Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t complete without dessert! Make sure to have a pie dish on hand for the pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies… oh my! Also, make sure you have coffee and all the accouterments on hand to wash down all the pie.
Throw in two cloth napkins, slightly overlapping inside the basket to wrap and help keep the rolls warm.
Make sure to set out a water pitcher on the table so your guests can help themselves.
Now that you have the basic supplies for your feast, now it’s time to get crackin’ on recipes for sides, desserts, and learning how to actually cook a turkey! You can check out these other posts on How to Make an Oreo Turkey Cookie, delight in some delicious Chocolate Buckeyes, or learn to make delectable Biscotti.
Or, if you prefer to forgo the traditions and host a less formal get-together, have your guests each bring a dish. Not only does that mean fewer dishes to clean, but that also alleviates all the work that goes into cooking all… day… long.
Let’s Chat: What other supplies would YOU recommend for a Terrific Thanksgiving?