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@Lori: I'm with you, regarding post-party routine! I truly enjoy cleaning up after everyone is gone or asleep. I pour myself a glass of wine, put on music that suits my mood and - with our dog willing and able to assist in disposing of suitable leftovers - get to work. It's actually very relaxing - after the stress of planning, prepping, cooking, hosting - to reflect back on the evening in peaceful solitude. Except for the dog, of course - and she agrees with all my observations ...

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Dave Fisher
Don’t be put off by ordering Thanksgiving dinner. A few years ago. (4 to be exact) my mom died earlier in the month. I just wasn’t in the mood to do everything so I order turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and pumpkin pie. Others brought sides. It was delicious! And the only people who knew “the secret” was my husband and my grown kids.
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Dave Fisher
Hahaha I don’t know why my comment came up like my husband! Let me tell you if he had to plan thanksgiving, he’d make reservations!
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