9 Steps to a Beautiful and Stress Free Thanksgiving | Step Three - Pre-Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving

9 Steps to a Beautiful and Stress Free Thanksgiving | Step Three - Pre-Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving
“Remember, 'No one's more important than people'! In other words, friendship is the most important thing--not career or housework, or one's fatigue--and it needs to be tended and nurtured.” Julia Child, My Life in France But let's be honest, this is really just a chance to try out new recipes. Thanksgiving is too important to go into without a tested set of dishes and this type of gathering is really to provide me with feedback.

9 Steps to a Beautiful and Stress Free Thanksgiving | Step Two - Brainstorming. Throw Everything Against the Wall and See What Sticks

9 Steps to a Beautiful and Stress Free Thanksgiving | Step Two - Brainstorming. Throw Everything Against the Wall and See What Sticks
Serendipity (noun\   ser·en·dip·i·ty \ˌser-ən-ˈdi-pə-tē\) luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for There are no end to the tools that are available today to help you brainstorm. Everything from Pinterest to a Google image search to a pencil and piece of paper. Although, there are a lot of benefits to keeping your brainstorming digital. 

9 Steps to a Beautiful and Stress Free Thanksgiving | Step One - Who's Coming? The Guest List.

9 Steps to a Beautiful and Stress Free Thanksgiving | Step One - Who's Coming? The Guest List.
Over the river and through the wood— Now grandmother’s cap I spy!      Hurrah for the fun!       Is the pudding done? Hurrah for the pumpkin-pie! Lydia Maria Child, Thanksgiving Day Long before we were married, Thanksgiving had become our personal Super Bowl. It married my love of cooking with her love of hosting. It allowed for celebrating that union in grand style with our closest friends and family.