Try a Potluck
When you take on the responsibility of hosting Thanksgiving dinner, thanks and family togetherness can oh-so-easily turn into a pressure-packed effort to prove yourself to your guests. Take some stress out of the holiday with a potluck meal, where each visitor contributes a different dish or dessert. Keep a list of foods you'll need so you can give guests a ready answer when they ask what they should bring. After all, you don't want to end up with 20 pumpkin pies and not a single side dish. To avoid kitchen conflicts on the big day, ask guests to stick to foods that can be served at room temperature. This will allow you to focus on a few key dishes, like the turkey or your signature green bean casserole.