It is fall. You can feel it with the changing of the temperature. You can also see it with all the seasonal products that are sold in stores whether it be flavors of coffee and pastries or displays and decors for the upcoming holidays.
One of those anticipated holidays is Thanksgiving. It is the time wherein family and friends gather together to give their gratitude. And of course, with this gathering, there will be food (lots of it). There are people that host it and invite family and some of the friends. But there are also some that do not have the time to do all the cooking and the solution for that is to invite guests and have their own share.
If you are one that got an invite for this, here are tips on what you will bring:
1. Something Easy
One of the reasons why you might not host a Thanksgiving dinner yourself is because of busyness. Going to a potluck is a nice way for you to not be pressured and stressed in cooking yet still giving a share. With your busyness, you might want to do something easy. You can do some salads or other appetizers such as soup and finger food. There are also desserts that are easy to do. It does not also mean you will have to only bring food. You can also bring in drinks that are either pre-made or something you mix yourself.
2. Something Light
If you are not the one hosting the dinner, you might want to bring something that is not that heavy on the stomach. Because in this case, the host might be the one who gets to prepare the heavier ones or the main course unless you were requested for something. Also, another thing to keep in mind is that there will surely be a lot of food, so it would be nice to have something that will not make you and other guests not too full and can still try other food.
If you will need to travel a long distance and also has a problem with transportation then another definition for something light is having something easy to carry.
3. Something Seasonal
Because it is autumn, there are flavors and products that are available this season. Because of that, it will be a lot easier for you to get them and also to have ideas about what you will prepare. What is also great is that they can be desserts, appetizers, drinks, and even sides for the main course. The most popular would be pumpkins, and they have can be a soup or a pie. Another is apple which can be either for pie or you can come up with a drink with it. With this food available, you will not be stressed out in preparing.
4. Something Tasty
Of course, even with the variety of food available, you will need to have something that is delicious and memorable. With that, even in a small way, you will make an impact through their taste buds and stomach.