By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Relocating prior to the holidays creates several strains and challenges that are unsettling for many different reasons. The thought of hosting Thanksgiving just after the professional movers
have left might sound ridiculous, but it is pretty simple to pull off with some modifications. In part one of this two-part blog series, we discussed "why" you should host Thanksgiving soon after the moving company in Wichita Falls
has delivered your belongings. In this blog, we explore "how" you might best host the holiday. So, in this light, the following are four terrific tips and tricks for hosting a successful Thanksgiving affair regardless that you have just moved.
1. Turkey in a Box?
The phrase "turkey in a box" is one I first heard my Mom coin soon after her recent retirement. My Mother is (and always has been) the "hostess with the most-ess," but as she proceeds to age, putting together a complete Thanksgiving banquet isn't really in her wheelhouse anymore. Still wishing to provide the ultimate holiday meal hosted at her home, she's turned to the boxed choices available at a lot of retail shopping establishments. You will find good reasons why these kinds of pre-packaged meals are growing in interest including:
· Most of these traditional turkey dinners come with all the fixings such as stuffing, gravy as well as pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert
· Other alternatives often can include beef, ham or vegetarian selections as the main course including relevant trimmings
· The foods are frequently pre-cooked and also ready which means they only require a bit of heating or chilling prior to serving
· Ingredients frequently come in microwave-safe dishes making heating them very simple
· The ability to purchase them beforehand and perhaps, you could have these boxed dinners dropped at your house
For those who have just moved to Wichita Falls a short while ago, there's no need to locate all the necessary cooking equipment, roasting dishes, pots and pans to be able to make everything which is commonly expected in a Thanksgiving dinner given this alternative.
2. Potluck Options
This approach is one that is relished and embraced by so many families during the holidays and this can be an ideal possibility to commence a potluck platform for Thanksgiving. This concept is well-liked because it brings foods to the table that are special favorites by those that cook them such as "Grandma's Awesome Apple Pie" or perhaps "Auntie Edna's Fabulous Stuffing" also keep in mind "Uncle Ernie's Superb Deviled Egg Appetizers."
For those who have just moved to Wichita Falls and may not have a plethora of dishes or flatware readily available, requests for these items can be incorporated as an element of a potluck request. For instance, if Granny is bringing her incredible apple pie, ask that she also bring dessert plates and forks along with her dessert. There is also paper or plastic plates and eating utensils that can be used given that friends and family members understand the fact your family just relocated.
3. Renting and Borrowing
When Thanksgiving occurs right after you have just moved and some of your bulkier stuff like pieces of furniture are still kept in storage, have no fear because you can invariably rent or borrow things such as tables and chairs. Give thought to your friends or family members such as your big bro who has a large pickup truck along with a table which is easily transportable. What about your neighbor who's going away over the holiday and might have these things accessible for you to use?
In the event that you are going down the rental path, you'll want to get in touch with these places ASAP as holidays and special occasions are invariably a busy time of year for them. However, these businesses are normally well-stocked with chairs and tables as this is the bread-and-butter of their business.
4. An Alternate Spot
The term "host" has many explanations from being the residence to a parasite to a area who provides a facility and site for a certain event along with folks who function as a master of ceremonies. Yet, the meaning, "one that receives or entertains visitors socially, commercially, or officially" is applicable in this case. As you will notice, the term home or house doesn't appear as an element of this definition.
Thus actually, an individual may host a Thanksgiving meal devoid of preparing the food themselves or providing the location where it will be enjoyed. Consider lots of restaurants as well as other venues that are open on this holiday to serve your friends and family. While exploring for options on the web that are available, you'll find venues including local casinos that provide all-you-can-eat buffets as a reasonable pick.
A Closing Inspirational Moment
Even if you don't use any of these possibilities to host your holiday dinner, the arrival of Thanksgiving may conceivably encourage people who have recently moved to Wichita Falls to unbox their belongings sooner as opposed to later. Hosting this occasion is also a very good way to invite your friends and relatives to check out your new domicile making your new residence appear more like home.
And so, in conclusion, Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls! Here is hoping you unquestionably enjoy all the gratitude you will feel when surrounded by friends and family within your new locale throughout the holiday season.
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