If you're really festive (y'all know I've been in the holiday spirit since just before Halloween) you can tune in to the Christmas station on Pandora!
5) A Store-Bought Pecan Pie
Baking desserts is always great, but if you're so busy with the meal - just get the pie from the store. I think they taste just as good, sometimes better! Making a crust is just so time consuming and it's important that the pie is just right since, in my opinion (and that's obviously what matters, guys, come on) it's the best part of the meal.
I've pretty much always had a store-bought pecan pie and I love it!
Having given you five ways to skimp, here's a commonly recommended 'trick' that I recommend avoiding: don't serve canned and bottled drinks just to try to make cleanup easier. It's expensive, environmentally unfriendly, detracts from the perceived quality of the meal, and only really saves you labor if you don't have a dishwasher.
If you're an adult who cooks and don't have a dishwasher? Um, GET ONE. Now.
Also, THANKSGIVING GUYS. IS ALMOST HERE. Which means it's almost Christmas!
And me on Christmas morning?
Actually, that's me all December. Christmas itself is the best present ever!
Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year?
What's your favorite thing about hosting?
Which of these tips do you already use?