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Rookie Thanksgiving

As I sat down on my sister-in-law ’ s couch, my husband says to me, “ Great news! I volunteered you to host Thanksgiving this year! ”   My first reaction was, “ great ” ! I love cooking and hosting!  This will be awesome.  But as the days went on, I felt a twinge of anxiety setting in.  What are you thinking?  You have never hosted a huge family holiday?  What are you going to make?  Where is everyone going to sit?  What fun activities could I have for the kids?  What have I gotten myself into?  So as the days approach faster and faster, I am trying to get organized and make a master plan of what I will create for my first Thanksgiving dinner.  Do I stay traditional or go untraditional?  Do I put the turkey gizzards in the dressing like Mom or rely on Stove Top to make my stuffing?  Do I attempt to make a homemade pie or just stick to the freezer section at Hy-Vee?  I pride myself on always making my kid ’ s birthday cakes from scratch, so why am I freaking out over a little Thanksgiv