Thanksgiving Tips

When it comes to Thanksgiving, we've been there, done that, now serving 12 tips in 4 categories ranging from Basic Thanksgiving Cooking Tips to Thanksgiving Fun Facts. Need more advice? Ask a Life Coach or take our Life Coach Directory for a spin.



Making Homemade Cranberry Sauce

While canned cranberry sauce will be served in many households this Thanksgiving, some people prefer homemade cranberry sauce.

- 24 oz. of cranberries
- 1/4 cup sugar to taste

Put 2 inches of water in a pot, bring to a boil and pour the cranberries in. Let them cook for about 10 minutes, stirring once or twice. It should take 10 to 15 minutes of cooking over medium-high heat.
Turn off the heat and add sugar to taste.

   

Turkey Size

When determining how much turkey to serve, plan on buying approximately 1 1/2 lbs. of turkey per person. If you want to send your guests home with leftover turkey, consider buying a bit more.

   

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route

The most famous parade in November is undoubtedly Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade begins at 77th Street and Central Park West. It heads toward Columbus Circle and turns onto Broadway. The parade subsequently turns west on 34th Street and ends at 7th Avenue.

The public can't view the parade on Broadway from 34th to 38th Streets and there is limited viewing opportunity on the south side of 34th Street from Broadway to 7th Avenue.

   

Where Do Most Americans Go For Thanksgiving?

Almost 40 percent of people have Thanksgiving dinner at home, while 51 percent visit others homes for their holiday meal.

   

Thanksgiving Cards

84 percent of Thanksgiving cards are mailed, which is the highest percentage of any season.

   

The Size of the Centerpiece

Centerpieces should be kept low to the table so guests can easily converse. Keep this in mind with candles, too. Candle height should be either low or high, but not at eye level.

   
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