Thursday, November 19, 2015

Easy Things to Bring to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is known for the food - turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and of course pie! Making this meal takes a lot of work which is why a lot of families ask that everyone brings something to this giant meal. But what do you bring to Thanksgiving if you are short on time or not the best cook? I have a few ideas in mind that will help you out!

Easy Things to Bring to Thanksgiving

Bring the Dishware

If you're family is like mine and opts for the no-fuss disposable dishware, this is especially easy. Run to the store and pick up your choice of paper plates, napkins, plastic cups, and plastic silverware. Bonus points if you buy the cute Thanksgiving napkins and other themed dishware!


With all of that food, you are going to need something to wash it down! Offer to bring the drinks and pick up some lemonade, soda, or even some flavored water for a healthy option (on the day you over-eat). Just don't forget to bring some ice!

Jello Fruit Salad

One of the easiest foods to make is a jello salad. Get one of your fancy dishes out and mix your favorite flavor of jello in a mixing bowl. Pour it into your fancy dish and then add some fruit. You can use bananas, pears, peaches, fruit cocktail - really, anything! If you use a can just be sure to drain it. Once it's cooled in the fridge you can add some whipped cream on top for that extra touch!


Salads are great because they can be as simple or as complex as you want. For a basic salad, all you need to do is cut up some lettuce, dice a couple tomatoes and a cucumber, add some grated carrots, and voila! - you have a delicious salad to bring to Thanksgiving! Now all you have to do is bring a few choices of dressing and your set.

Hopefully these ideas of easy things to bring to Thanksgiving will help you out if your short on time this year or aren't ready to show off your cooking skills to the rest of the family. 

What are you bringing to Thanksgiving this year? Are you bringing any of the things I've listed?

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