10 Things to Do After Turkey Time

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The Thanksgiving meal takes hours of planning and preparation time, yet is seemingly consumed within 20 minutes. How can that be?!

What do you do after the feast is over? Here are some suggestions for every man, woman, or child.

10 Things to Do After Turkey Time

1. Linger over the table and talk about real, meaningful issues.

2. Clear your place and wash the dishes so the cook can get out of the kitchen.

3. Take a walk.

4. Give the mom with a baby a break.

5. Take a nap.

6. Play a card or board game with the younger set.

7. Watch the football game with the fans, even if football isn’t your game, or better yet, get outside and play it.

8. Avoid the internet and talk either on the phone or in person with someone you haven’t seen in awhile.

9. Create a list of things you are thankful for.

10. Have dessert.

What do YOU do after the turkey feast is over?

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I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Collect turkey bones/carcass/giblets (except liver) and make stock from them!

  2. I like to look for a block of time, where things are just about done and I’m just waiting for something else to finish baking. I’ll grab my jacket and head out for a ‘head clearing’ walk, just to gather my thoughts, release any built up stress and thank God once again for what I have.

  3. Cynthia Coffey says

    Our family always takes a long walk after the meal. It’s funny to see a herd of 15 people out for a stroll. 🙂

  4. This year our family is planning to hit the movie theater after having an early Thanksgiving dinner.

  5. We always have a family game, then usually snuggle and watch a movie (some fall asleep in the chair)!

  6. That’s a great list! 🙂

  7. We’re walkers too. Somehow the mound of dishes never seems so high after a nice walk.

  8. We karaoked and played guitar hero!

  9. Renissa Francis says

    The guys watch football and the girls make gingerbread houses— we actually make them out of graham crackers which we hot glue together then we decorate with frosting and candy. We have done this for years and each year the houses get more and more creative!!! It is something that my daughters and I look forward to each year!!

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