Hosting your family and friends for Thanksgiving can sound like a stressful and daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.
Here are five quick tips on how to make sure your hosting duties go as smooth as possible.
Meal prep. Anything that can be prepared ahead of time should be done, well, ahead of time! Carve out time in the days leading up to your holiday gathering to mix your cranberry sauce, measure out ingredients, or even set the table. Not only will this save you time on the big day, but it will also help you avoid any last-minute trips you may need to make to the store!
Let others help. I know you're excited to do Thanksgiving your way, but don't say "no" when guests ask to help. Sure, you don't have to give them free rein of the cooking duties, but you can task them with simple things such as slicing vegetables.
Clean as you go. Even if you're just rinsing off the ladle and putting it into the dishwasher, having a mess-free kitchen will help ease any stress that would come with a dirty counter.