This Thanksgiving, let’s take a moment to reflect on all the things we’re grateful for. There’s so much to be thankful for, from our families and friends to our homes and jobs. And while we’re at it, let’s remember those less fortunate than us. This holiday season, let’s reach out to those in need and make a difference in their lives. Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
The history of Thanksgiving
The first Thanksgiving occurred in 1621 when the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians gathered to give thanks for a good harvest. The holiday continued to be celebrated by different groups, but it wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Thanksgiving is now celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday in November. Families and friends gather together for a feast, which typically includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
How to cook a turkey
To cook a turkey, you will need the following:
- A turkey
- Cranberry sauce
- Mashed potatoes
- Green beans
- Rolls and butter
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. Take your thawed turkey and put it in a roasting pan.
3. Add stuffing to the turkey.
4. Make gravy and pour it over the stuffing and turkey.
5. Bake your turkey for about 4 hours or until the internal temperature is at 165 degrees when checked with a meat thermometer.
6. Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving so the juices can redistribute throughout the meat.
7. Serve with mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and butter.
What side dishes to make
Regarding side dishes, there are countless options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something classic or something new, there’s bound to be a dish that will please everyone at the table.
Some of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes include roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and sage, mashed potatoes with garlic and herb gravy, sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, green bean casserole with crispy onions, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
No matter what dishes you choose to serve, make sure to have plenty of delicious food to enjoy!
How to decorate your house for Thanksgiving
When decorating your house for Thanksgiving, you can do a few things to make the holiday extra special. First, hang some fall-themed decorations around your home, including wreaths, garlands, and even some small pumpkins or gourds.
Another great way to decorate your home for Thanksgiving is to set out some festive table decorations. This can include a beautiful Thanksgiving tablecloth, some candles, and a cornucopia filled with fall fruits and vegetables.
Finally, don’t forget to add some personal touches to your Thanksgiving decoration scheme. This could be anything from family photos to homemade crafts. Whatever you choose, just make sure it reflects what the holiday means to you and your loved ones!
Fun Thanksgiving activities for the whole family
1. Make Thanksgiving Cards: Get the family to make beautiful Thanksgiving cards. You can use store-bought cards and decorate them with personal touches, or get creative and make your cards from scratch. Whatever you do, making Thanksgiving cards is a great way to show your loved ones how much you care.
2. Bake Thanksgiving Treats: The delicious food is one of the best things about the holidays! Get in the kitchen with your family and bake some tasty Thanksgiving treats. From pies and cookies to loaves of bread and muffins, there are tons of recipes that everyone will enjoy.
3. Go on a Turkey Trot: Start your Thanksgiving Day with a fun family turkey trot! This is a great way to get some exercise before all of the big meals. Many towns and cities host turkey trots, or you can create your course in your backyard.
4. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an iconic American tradition that the whole family will enjoy watching together. Tune in to watch giant helium balloons, floats, marching bands, and more make their way down New York City’s streets.
5. Play Some Fun Games: Add some friendly competition to your holiday gathering by playing some festive games! There are tons of great games for all ages that will get everyone moving and laughing. From charades to
It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and we’re excited about tomorrow’s big day. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends, and we want to thank you for being part of our community. Thank you for everything you do to improve this world, and Happy Thanksgiving!