Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thanksgiving at the Beach

Are you headed to the beach for your Thanksgiving feast? It can be the perfect time of year to vacation, and a large beach house accommodating several families can be just the answer to the problem of small homes and big groups.Who doesn't love a beach vacation any time of year?

Since you probably aren’t planning on hauling the entire contents of your kitchen cupboards to the beach, there are some unique challenges associated with creating a Thanksgiving feast at the beach. Here are some tips to making the most of your Thanksgiving holiday at the beach.

1. Keep it simple and casual. Formal dinners are a rare treat, and can add a nice opportunity for everyone to get classy, but the beach is not the place for this sort of gathering. Think outdoor tables, buffet style meals, and a new take on the old traditions.Going to a warm climate? How about a Thanksgiving picnic on the beach?


Picnic for Thanksgiving
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Turkey Sandwich Thanksgiving Picnic
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2. Many hands make light work. Farm out the tasks, food, and crafty projects. You don’t have to do without them, but everything doesn’t have to fall to one person.These Thanksgiving table setting ideas will show you that you don't have to forget about having fun with it!

Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting
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Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting
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3. Revamp! Start from scratch and totally rethink your menu. Come up with ways that you can do part of your feast the day or two ahead of time. Utilize a crock pot for things like hot apple cider, eggnog, or even your stuffing.


Slow Cooker Stuffing
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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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Crock Pot Gingerbread Pudding Cake
 Crock Pot Gingerbread Pudding Cake

We are back to beaches, beach homes, and beach home accessories tomorrow! Enjoy your Thanksgiving planning!   ~Natalee