Covid Thanksgiving. A day to remind us of the things we are thankful for and the people that we have in our life. This year Thanksgiving will look a little bit different. Whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving virtually or with your smaller family unit, I want to encourage you that there are ways to celebrate to still have a special and meaningful day.
Side note: this year my table is set for 4, but that meant I could use special plates and silverware I don’t have many sets of.
Life can be challenging sometimes and, in some instances, I can even have a hard heart when I hear I should have a thankful heart or a happy spirit. However, scripture is so specific about being thankful.
So why should we be thankful? Because having a gracious and thankful heart helps us recenter and refocus on a God who is bigger than our circumstances and loves us.
Don’t let Thanksgiving be a day… let it be a season. Even though this day will not be like years past, let’s use this day as the starting line for a new attitude of gratefulness.
So here are three ways to celebrate Covid Thanksgiving this year:
- Use a Rotisserie Chicken instead of a full Turkey. These are a lot easier (and the grocery store makes them for you!) and you won’t have as many leftovers. Pro Tip: If you are intimidated about roasting a Turkey, don’t be! I have several blog posts that can help you. Here and here.
- Choose 2-3 side items you want to make full out. I would make my Cranberry Chutney and my Sausage and Sage Stuffing. Both are easy and delicious as leftovers.
- Fill in with freezer vegetables, but don’t forget to put them in another bowl and spice them up with garnish! For example, use store-bought sweet potato casserole, put a little brown sugar and fresh chopped pecans on top, broil for 3-4 minutes and then put it in another serving dish! Super easy and nobody will ever know! See my recipe here.
These recipes are all pint-sized and smaller… just for me. When I make smaller recipes I like to find fun small and unique dishes that still make small feel special!
Have any questions – feel free to DM me over on Instagram! I would love to see your creations!