Does the thought of Thanksgiving make you think of great food, great conversations, laughter, and memories? Thanksgiving is the best time to unwind and bond with family and friends. The highlight of the holiday is the food or for others, just the turkey. The assumption that turkey is necessary for the festivities has been passed on from one generation to generation. Nevertheless, families have unique Thanksgiving traditions.

The Harvest Decorations

One of the common traditions are the home decorations for the holidays. Harvest decorations are the most preferred décor as they bring the fall season feel. If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, this may be the one time you strive to make an impression from the decorations and table settings all the way to the food. Some simple hacks include a traditional table set up, but use elegant looking plastic silverware and paper plates with tasteful decorations. Above all make sure the food is tasty, fresh, and memorable.

The Staple Item: The Turkey

There are several ways to prepare the turkey. You can season it with herbs such as rosemary, parsley, basil, thyme, and mint or you can garnish it with citrus fruits. One delicious option is to try out the herb roasted turkey with gravy. For this recipe you will need a quarter cup of butter, 16-pound turkey without giblets, one carrot, 12 chopped fresh thyme leaves, one onion, one carrot, four rosemary sprigs, two tablespoons of all-purpose, 2 cups low sodium chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Some people prefer seasoning the turkey overnight.

Side Dishes

The side dishes can include rolls, roasted vegetables, stuffing, corn, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are easy to prepare, and you can accompany it with greens such as kale, cabbage, and chard. Alternatively, you can cook scalloped potatoes that are creamy, cheesy, browned and delicious.

Catering For Big Families

At times, preparing these dishes may be tiring and challenging to prepare. For this reason, Foodinis offer a personalized package for all your events, especially Thanksgiving. This Jersey Shore catering company prepares and delivers meals straight to your house. Rather than spending most of your time running around and cooking, you can spend time with your friends and family as the professional chefs and caterers take care of the rest.

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