The Best Way to Make Sure You Have Enough Serving Dishes for Thanksgiving ​

The Best Way to Make Sure You Have Enough Serving Dishes for Thanksgiving ​

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Lisa Freedman
Nov 2, 2016

You can plan your menu and check your grocery list a million times, but you're not truly prepared to host Thanksgiving until you've done this.

  • The Party Problem: You're worried you don't have enough serving dishes for all the food you're making.
  • The Party Trick: Lay out your dishes and label each one.

Pull out every serving dish you plan to use and put it on a table (any table will do). Then rip up pieces of paper and write each dish on a separate slip. Don't forget the small stuff like gravy, cranberry sauce, and olives! Got a paper for everything you're serving? Great!

Next, assign each piece of paper a vessel. The turkey goes on this platter, the stuffing will go in this dish, and so on!

Do this as far in advance as you'd like. Heck, you can do it right now! This way, you have an actionable game plan and you know what goes where as you make it. Plan ahead and you won't have to serve the pickles on a Tupperware lid!

See the rest of this well-planned holiday feast: A Small & Swanky Thanksgiving Dinner

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