Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be a challenge when you are cooking for two, or even for one. I hope that you have a large and wonderful holiday planned with lots of happy animated guests.
If this year it’s just you, or you and a friend, here’s a way to have a great meal without too much work. It will give you time to enjoy a walk outside in the beautiful fall weather.
A brief history of the holiday
Thanksgiving has evolved over the years to how it is presented today.
The holiday was first celebrated around 1621 in the Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. It it was a celebration of thanks for a bountiful harvest that was gradually adopted across the US.
President Abraham Lincoln is credited with giving the Holiday a boost in 1863. He declared that there would be a celebration of the victory at Gettysburg on August 6; and a second celebration to gather family and friends and give thanks for the good harvest on the last Thursday in November. Congress passed a law in 1941 to secure the fourth Thursday each year as a National Holiday.