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Prepare Everything Early for Thanksgiving

Hey y’all one of my favorite holidays is coming up this week and are you ready? Whether you are hosting a bunch of family over for the day, traveling to be with others for the week or spending it on your own, you’ll want to start preparations early. For those hosting, that’ll start with doing chores one evening, the next making pies ahead of time, then preparing the stuffing mix, etc. If you split it up into a few tasks each evening leading up to the big day, you can enjoy the actual day of a little more without feeling so stressed out. For those of you traveling, the same thing applies! Pack your bags ahead of time, make sure your arrangements for your pets are done, get that rental car confirmed, and then make sure to take time to relax beforehand. Traveling can be super stressful, so take care of yourself and try to alleviate any extra stress that you can. For those who will be spending it on your own, prepare a smaller version of the big meal for yourself, and then find some time to relax. Whether you have to work Black Friday or are studying for a big test, get some of the other things done out of the way chore-wise so you can focus on that and not feel as stressed each day.

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Clean Out Your Decorations

Now that we are in the ‘ber months, it’s the time to start cleaning out your decorations. Go through what you have for Halloween, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, and make sure that everything works, anything that’s broken gets thrown out and anything you haven’t used in a couple of years can get donated. This way, you are making sure that you aren’t holding on to something that won’t work anyway, and you’re getting a headstart on cleaning and organizing your garage storage space.

Take A Minute and Reflect

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all! I hope everyone is enjoying time with their family and loved ones today, and enjoying it however you like. Take a minute and reflect on all you’re grateful for this year, and all the blessings you’ve been given, even if it’s been a hard year.

Bake Your Pies Ahead of Time

For those of you cooking this Thanksgiving, go ahead and get your baking done a night or two early. The pies will taste the same, and you’ll save time while prepping the rest of the meal.

Fill Up Your Car Before Work

It’s Thanksgiving week, and that means lots of traveling. Whether you are driving to see family or having them come see you, fill up your car with gas before work. You’ll beat the crowds, and be able to get on your way much faster.

Recipe of the Week: Apple Pie

Wow your guests with my gram’s homemade apple pie recipe. This was a staple at my house during Thanksgiving, and remains one of my all-time favorite pies.

Ingredients:

  • 5 sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pie crust (2- one for top and one for bottom) (From scratch or pre-made, both work.)

Preparation:

  • Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  • Add flour.
  • Put apples in crust. Pile them heavier towards the middle.
  • Sprinkle sugar mixture on top.
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter on top in the center.
  • Put crust on top.
  • Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes. When juice bubbles in the center, it is done.

I hope y’all enjoy my gram’s pie recipe as much as I do!

 

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