There are a hundred and one ways to orchestrate your Thanksgiving dinner. How do you decide what to cook and how to cook it?
Determining factors for my husband and I are the family traditions with which we grew up, and our personal likes and dislikes.
More to consider is one's experience and comfort level. I remember being extremely nervous the first time I cooked a turkey let alone the first time I cooked one for guests!
Another factor is serving time. I will experience the day completely different if the serving time is 1:00 p.m. compared to 5:00 p.m. There are pros and cons to either time. If the serving time is 1:00 p.m. I might feel the need to get up extra early at 5:00 a.m. I'm not a morning person. However, this might be a nice time to serve because I can still enjoy a clean kitchen and a relaxing evening with my family.
- Determining factors for my husband and I are the family traditions with which we grew up, and our personal likes and dislikes.