Are you one of those people who has to go to four different houses for a Thanksgiving meal? Well I am, and let me tell you, last year I did not prepare well for the dilemma.
When planning on visiting multiple houses for the holiday, if you are in charge of bringing a dish, make sure to store it safely. A cooler is always the best option, but if the dish needs to stay warm, make sure to wrap it tightly in tin foil. I actually forgot my dish last year so as long as you show up with it, then you are ahead of the game!
This brings me to my next point of discussion: food and time management.
The biggest problem that I ran into last year was managing time and food intake at every house. I was so excited to eat my mom’s cooking that I ate way too much too fast and it left me stuffed and unable to really eat anymore at my next two stops. Not only was my stomach completely full, but I also felt bad because I didn’t eat my dad or girlfriend’s cooking.
Don’t make the same mistakes that I did. Pack your dish contribution ahead of time and pace yourself at dinner. Make sure to stick to one plate even if the food tastes amazing. If you need some help practicing self-control, use a smaller plate to make your food portions look larger. Not only will you be able to eat a lot, but you will also get the opportunity to try several different Thanksgiving dishes!