How to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thứ bảy - 27/04/2024 01:13
Thanksgiving is celebrated annually in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. For many, Thanksgiving is about spending time with family members and friends, and being thankful for the people and things in their life. It is...
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Thanksgiving is celebrated annually in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. For many, Thanksgiving is about spending time with family members and friends, and being thankful for the people and things in their life. It is typically celebrated by having a big meal with a turkey as the centerpiece. Watching the Thanksgiving Day parade, football, volunteering, and playing games are also ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Planning Thanksgiving Day

  1. Step 1 Invite family members and friends a month in advance.
    Make a list of family and friends that you would like to celebrate Thanksgiving with. Call them to let them know that you will be celebrating Thanksgiving at your house and that you would like them to come. Letting them know in advance will allow them to make plans if they need to travel.[1]
    • Be aware that some people may decline because they already have plans for Thanksgiving.
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Cooking the Meal

  1. Step 2 Make the cranberry sauce.
    Place 12 ounces (0.75 lb) of cranberries in pot. Add 12 cup (120 ml) of sugar and 12 cup (120 ml) of balsamic vinegar to the pot. Place the pot on the stove. Set the stove to medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, about eight minutes. Stir 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) of nutmeg, cinnamon, cumin, and pepper into the mixture.[6] >
    • Place the heat on low to simmer the sauce. Stir the sauce until a thick mixture forms. Add salt to taste.
    • Remove the pot from the heat. Pour the cranberry sauce in a plastic container and let it cool, about ten minutes.
    • Once the sauce has cooled, place it in the fridge. Serve cool.
    • For an alternative cranberry sauce, use 2 large Valencia or navel oranges, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries. Zest and juice the oranges. Peel off a 1-inch thick strip of orange peel from one orange and set aside. Halve, then juice the oranges into a measuring cup, removing seeds; this will make about 1 cup, if not, add water to make up. Simmer the juice, sugar and peel in a small saucepan, bring to medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered until the cranberries are tender and pop open and appear glossy. This will take about 11 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat, discard the peel and pour into a bowl. Allow to cool; for looser sauce, serve warm; for thicker, refrigerate overnight.
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Decorating the Tables

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Entertaining Family and Friends

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During COVID-19

  1. Step 1 Ask your family members to stay COVID-conscious before they celebrate with you.
    If you’re hosting a gathering or attending one, ask all of the guests to social distance themselves from others, wear a mask, and wash their hands often for 14 days before the event. That way, there’s less of a chance that one of the guests will be COVID-19 positive.
    • Remind your guests that this is for the health and safety of everyone!
  2. Step 2 Keep your celebration small.
    The larger the gathering, the higher the chance that COVID-19 could spread. If you’re going to celebrate in-person, there’s no magic number for how many people you can have, but try to keep it tiny.
    • The less germs introduced at your gathering, the better.
  3. Step 3 Celebrate with the people who live close to you.
    People traveling from far away have a greater risk of spreading COVID-19 than those who live in your area. If you can, try to celebrate with people who live in your city or state to make sure you aren’t spreading the virus.
    • If you don’t have any family in the area, try hosting a “friendsgiving” with your close friends instead.
  4. Step 4 Wear a mask and social distance as much as possible.
    Although it can be tough, try not to hug any of your loved ones when you greet them. Keep your mask on unless you’re eating, and try to stay at least 6 feet (1.8 m) away from other people.[21]
    • You can also bring extra unused masks to give to other people if they didn’t bring one.
  5. Step 5 Eat your meal in a well-ventilated room.
    Outdoor gatherings are better than indoor ones, but it might be a little chilly or rainy outside. If you are eating indoors, try to keep the windows and doors open to promote airflow as you celebrate.
    • If it’s raining out, consider setting up an awning or a canopy so you can still eat outside.
  6. Step 6 Keep the gathering short.
    Longer gatherings have a higher chance of spreading COVID-19 than shorter ones. There’s no specific timeline you need to follow, but consider dispersing after the meal instead of hanging out together all day.
    • It can be tough to break up a gathering if you haven’t seen your loved ones in a while. Consider getting out of the house to continue hanging out if you don’t want to leave just yet.
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