Fresh Fridays, November 20

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Let the countdown begin…

“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”

— Theodore Roosevelt
image of a gnarled potion of a giant downed tree trunk
This 100 year old cottonwood, tied a knot years ago — and held on!

Whether this is your first time hosting Thanksgiving or your 40th time, this is the post for you!

Maybe it’s just two of you? Maybe your immediate family? Maybe a few more? Here’s my insider tip of the week…

Do what you like! You don’t need my permission, but if you are like me, sometimes you need someone to tell you, it’s okay to do something different.

  • Making a full Thanksgiving dinner? Go for it! I wrote a comprehensive post last week with tons of recipes for Thanksgiving dinner, all recipes can easily be cut in half for smaller gatherings.
  • Consider ordering dinner from a local restaurant or grocer, like Whole Foods; give yourself the grace to do that too! Pssst you just might want to order early!
funny thanksgiving meme "Can't wait to make a huge Thanksgiving dinner so my kids can eat one roll. with turkey dinner image behind.

Here are a few ideas:

Have questions? I try and answer my emails in a timely manner, I will be online most of the day Wednesday, feel free to shoot me your Thanksgiving questions!

Best Turkey Divan on a plate with a fork and the blue casserole dish in the background

NEW RECIPE! If you do make a turkey, chances are you might have some leftover, introducing the American Classic — Leftover Turkey Divan! Creamy, full of great flavors and topped with leftover stuffing or butter crackers.

Give thanks this week! I am thankful for YOU!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7

signature, Love, Kathleen

P.S. Check out last weeks Fresh Fridays, for more great ideas and recipes!


Kathleen Pope, The Fresh Cooky.

About Kathleen Pope

Recipe Innovator | Food Photographer | Food Writer

Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.

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