If the words ‘Black Friday’—the term used to describe the day after Thanksgiving in which many stores have monster sales and people hurt themselves just to get to them—send you into a tizzy, just relax. We’ve got some good news for your November 23rd. When you and the kiddies need to burn off those turkey calories, consider checking out these “fun for the whole family” Black Friday events.
Whilst we are busy being thankful, it’s also ok to plan. It leaves more time for thankfulness on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever cooked a giant meal without a plan, you know that you weren’t as thankful on that day. You were more sweaty and unkempt and feeding people from the stovetop, than filled with gratitude. To avoid any future appreciation pit-falls, we’ve assembled a handy guide to help you get your meal on the table, and be happy about it.
Thanksgiving may be a day to relax with family and watch football but let's face it - it's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning and organizing for the host. And if you're like most NJ families feeling pretty worn out from hurricanes and snow storms, why not get a little help in the cooking department this year? You could eat out but you could also set the table, do a little light cleaning and then pick up a fully cooked, delicious Thanksgiving meal at one of these local joints.
I love a big meal, and I love to cook one too. In fact, I'm on the hook this year, but I also love the idea of an elegant Thanksgiving meal at a cozy inn, with someone else doing the dishes. So, if you prefer being thankful for restaurants, servers, white tablecloths, bottomless buffets, and artisanal, palm-fed, organic, pea-brained heritage turkeys, instead of your own holiday organizational skills, we’ve put together a list of places to take your brood. You can thank us later.
Before you sit down to that delicious Thanksgiving meal, take the family out and trot like a turkey! Running is a sport everyone can participate in…it encourages health and fitness, and doesn’t require great skill or practice. There are many “Turkey Trots” across the state of New Jersey, all of which are family friendly. Check out one close to you and burn some calories before you add more.
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