4 Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving During a Move
Go simple: Your family will forgive you if you put down the Martha Stewart cookbooks for one year and go simple. There is nothing wrong with store-bought pies or canned vegetables if it will make your dinner easier. Leave the corn shucking for next year!
Skip the dishes: You don't have to break out your fine china just because it is a holiday! Stop by your local party store and pick up some festive, disposable plates, bowls, cups and silverware. It will make cleanup a breeze!
Ask for help: If you have people coming to your home for dinner, don't be afraid to ask them to bring something that you don't have time to prepare. It is traditional for guests to bring a dish anyway, so go ahead and scratch a few items off of your to-do list.
Know who to call: Preparing Thanksgiving on the fly is hard enough, but if problems arise in the kitchen, it can be downright disastrous. Put together a list of numbers for hotlines that are open to assist with kitchen questions during the holidays.The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hot Line (800-535-4555) will be available to help with turkey trouble and food safety questions from on Thanksgiving day.