I’ll admit that this post is not so much about Thanksgiving dinner as it is about you. After all, what matters more, the meal or your sanity? If you answered “the meal,” then you might want to skip this post and head straight to Martha Stewart's blog.
Over the next 10 days, those of you who are in charge of Thanksgiving for your households will shop, cook copious amounts of food, set the table for the big dance not to mention all the meals before and after, possibly cope with travel schedules and pick-ups at airports or delays for those who travel by other modes, and even clean up afterwards.
In the midst of all that, you may cope with family members' melt-downs, recipes that refuse to come out the same as they did last time you tried them, stores that run out of the essential ingredient for the one dish you absolutely must make, and people who snarl at you when you inadvertently bump into them at the check-out line while trying to put a massive turkey on the tiny check-out counter.
Not to worry – you will survive. And even better, you can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, be grateful for the many blessings in your life and smile contently while deciding exactly how that pile of dirty dishes and pots are going to get cleaned. How?
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