We did this Small Thing last year and it helped with Thanksgiving prep so much that I'm pulling it out again today!
People are passionate about their Thanksgiving dressing. No holiday meal would be complete without the kind they grew up with. If you were raised with cornbread dressing, then one made with bread cubes will never do, and vice versa. And some people will take up arms to defend their right to seafood dressing, end of story. Of course, there is always the Stovetop dressing that works like a charm.
I grew up on the bread cube kind of dressing - something I gagged on as a kid - but came to appreciate once I knew how much butter was in it. I like to add pecans and I go easy on the celery, but that's the way my family likes it.
"Dressing for Thanksgiving" is my theme today, which brings me to the question: How will you be dressing for Thanksgiving?
Will you wear rumpled T Shirts and old jeans, or will you be in heels and pearls for the affair? Thanksgiving tends to be a "relaxed" holiday and most people want to be comfortable for the football watching and backyard games that will take place in the afternoon, so there is a wide range of acceptability when it comes to wardrobe.
Today's Small Thing is to plan your attire for Thanksgiving Day. If you have children, think through what they will be wearing as well.
Even if you are planning a small, informal gathering at home, putting on a fresh blouse or dressy sweater brings the level of festivity up a notch. Insisting that your teenager remove his stained T Shirt and ballcap communicates the importance of this social tradition and elevates his manners without him even knowing it.
If you are a guest at someone's house, dressing up a bit shows respect for your host and for the trouble they've gone to in order to prepare the event. It is amazing how a small improvement in your attire can make such a difference.
Now, nice jeans have become acceptable at our Thanksgivings, but I'll pair mine with heels and a dressy sweater. My son needs to wash and iron some items before he will be ready, so today is a perfect day for him to get that done. No sense rushing around at the last minute, looking for something without a pizza stain.
What kind of dressing is YOUR family favorite? Cornbread? Breadcube? Oyster? Instant? We'd LOVE to hear about your tradition....maybe even find out your recipe! And how will you be dressing for Thanksgiving? Are you a having a casual affair, or will it be something formal?
What's on your menu - and what's in your closet - for Thanksgiving?
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