Thanksgiving dinner involves a lot of questions. Where are we eating? Who is coming? Are we cooking? Are we eating out? What will the menu be?
Since Thanksgiving is a family affair, you might want to poll the family to answer the important questions. If you are cooking at home, ask if someone would like to help with meal preparation so that one person is not in charge of everything. Most people have a specialty that they would love to share. It is also fun to allow the children do some cooking as well. In my house, my son is coming early to prepare a ham, and my daughter is coming early so we can prepare a chocolate cake, and my youngest will make pies with my husband the night before. The family interaction makes the holiday so much more special.
If you are cooking at home, will your menu be a typical southern meal? I am from the North so I checked with a friend who has lived in Cobb County all her life to compare the menu in the North to what we eat in the South. She said a typical Southern Thanksgiving meal is turkey, ham, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and an assortment of pies for dessert. If you need recipes for your menu, look on www.pinterest.com .
What if you don’t want to cook and you want to go out to eat for Thanksgiving? There are many restaurants who offer wonderful meals for this holiday. Here are a few and their websites.
West Cobb Diner https://westcobbdiner.com/
Marietta Diner https://mariettadiner.com/