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Prepare a Small Thanksgiving Dinner

Combine Tradition and Convenience to Make a Small Thanksgiving Dinner Special

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For some single parent families, cooking for a gathering of just two, three, or four people at the holidays seems like more work than it's worth. However, by combining tradition and convenience, it's possible to prepare a small Thanksgiving dinner that evokes all the meaning of this special holiday without being much more work than a regular family dinner.

Tips for Preparing the Turkey

With all the options available to you today, you don't have to buy a huge turkey that takes an entire day to cook. Consider buying a small turkey breast that you can prepare in the crock pot, or even turkey cutlets. Leftovers can also be frozen and enjoyed at a later date.

Turkey Recipes:

Tips for Preparing Side Dishes

Keep your list of side dishes manageable and try to prepare one or two ahead of time, if possible. Remember, too, that there is nothing wrong with choosing a few simple some family favorites. A small Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to complicated to be complete.

Side Dish Recipes:

Tips for Preparing Desserts

Dessert is part of what sets Thanksgiving apart from other holidays. With pumpkins, apples, and cranberries to celebrate harvest, there are many options to choose from. Choose a dessert you'll enjoy, and select a recipe that will be easy to make alongside your children.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes:

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