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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Food for Thought : Last minute Thanksgiving Check

     Most of us are finishing our last minute check off list for Thanksgiving holiday . No matter  if you are traveling  across town or the host of your own family festivities , chances are  you still have  a few things  left to do . This is a time of year where we should  be relaxing  and enjoying  our time with  family , but for some of us , the next few days  will entail a few hectic moments . While the hard part of preparing  the menu  and shopping  should  already  be done , there are  a few  things you can do to make things  go as smoothly as possible .Here are a few tips  for your Holiday  last minute to do list .
    Put together  a few snack size portions  of healthier options  , such as  pretzels , popcorn , trail mix , or yogurt . These are great for  little ones  who just can not seem to wait  those extra  20 minutes  before dinner . They are  also great  to have on hand in case  you get struck in traffic .
    If you are bringing a dish , don't  forget a hot pad  and a serving utensil . And do your best  to bring items  that need  little or no additional preparation in the  host's kitchen .
    If you are hosting , make  sure that all chemicals  are stored away , that knives  and  other hazardous utensils are out of reach of  young children . Watch handles  on the stove  to make sure  they are turned  inward.
    If you are traveling  , make sure  you are properly  refrigerating  foods  by storing  them in  an ice chest  or insulated bag with a cold source .
T is for Turkey on Thanksgiving Day,
H is for “Hurry, I’m hungry!” we say.
A is for Auntie, she works and she mends,
N is for Native American friends.
K is for Kitchen, the oven’s on low,
S is for Silverware, set in a row.
G is for Grandma, the one we love most,
I is for Inside, where we’re warm as toast.
V is for Vegetables, eat them we try,
I is for Ice Cream on top of the pie.
N is for Never do we have enough dressing,
G is for Grandpa, who gives thanks for our blessings.

Author : Maude M. Grant

Happy Thanksgiving 

A proud grand-poppa             G.


  1. Hi HB
    Good advice and a cute poem. Have a very happy Thanksgiving. Note for you on WAG.
    Love and hugs


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