From how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely to how to cook a turkey to recipe recommendations, our food expert will answer your questions.
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They advise against a large gathering.
Serve festive food the whole family can enjoy.From Country Living
The star chef shows us the best way to put all those leftovers to use.
But you can still expect balloons, floats and performances!
Gobble them all week long.Originally Appeared on Bon Appétit
When I picture my family's pre-COVID Thanksgiving gatherings from the past, my mind replays reels of unfinished plates spread across multiple tables, over-the-top autumnal decorations coating every surface, and the oven blasting at an unbearable heat two days prior to the actual feast. Thanksgiving can be overindulgent, to say the least — from the excess food preparations to lavish embellishments and the sheer amount of leftovers (aka food waste). But, before you think I'm coming for everyone's favorite holiday, there are ways to be more waste-conscious on Turkey Day. After scouring the internet for answers, plus taping an expert along the way, I unearthed eco-friendly (and not overpriced!) tips for a sustainable Thanksgiving. The classic "Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle" slogan can be utilized on Thanksgiving, too — especially as sustainability and family matters are hitting closer to home these days. Ahead, read up on six easy hacks for how you can take this year's shopping, cooking, serving, and repurposing to new earth-happy levels. And, as a reminder: November 26 is about being grateful for all that surrounds us — and also remembering that all those delicious leftovers don’t have to go to waste.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Bring reusable shopping bags to the grocery store...Before heading out to your designated grocery store or local farmer's market, remember to bring along your reusable shopping totes instead of opting for the single-use plastic options at checkout. A reusable tote can be anything from your favorite branded carry-all, to a printed fold-up version. Use them time and time again, instead of tossing them after a trip. Baggu Baggu Reusable Bag, $, available at NisoloKwiyo Kwiyo Reusable Grocery Bags, $, available at Amazongrl & co. Bright Days Ahead Reusable Canvas Tote Bag, $, available at MadewellEcoRootsShop Reusable Produce Bags, $, available at EtsyAvoid disposable serving dishes... Plastic isn’t good for the environment — and, luckily, there are a plethora of eco-friendly plastic-alternative food storage options available for meal prepping, leftovers, and serving. Instead of stocking up on plastic forks, throw-away plates, and those vivid red cups (you know which ones I’m talking about), use your own glass or ceramic drinkware and dishes, a stainless steel set of containers, or a set of recyclable plates.BambooMN Reusable Bamboo Ecoware Dinnerware Plates, $, available at EtsyStasher Stasher Silicone Reusable Snack Bag, $, available at Bed Bath and BeyondChic Leaf Store Palm Leaf Disposable Bamboo Plates, $, available at AmazonInvest in a compost bin...U.S. landfills are filled with organic waste (aka kitchen food scraps). The EPA estimates that more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in our everyday trash, constituting 22% of discarded municipal solid waste. Reduce greenhouse emissions and save space by curbing your food waste with a compost bin. These days, there are new apps for food sharing and waste fighting like Too Good To Go, Food For All, and Food Rescue US. There are many great reasons to start composting: it saves money, resources, adds nutrients to home gardens and plants, and cuts down on your footprint. Bamboozle Bamboo Compost Bin, $, available at Food52lehmans Odor-Free Compost Pails, $, available at lehmansPresto Products Gallon Compost Bin, $, available at AmazonShop local when you can...Pay your local farmers market a quick visit for seasonal produce and special canned goods. Buying local (whether from your corner deli or mom & pop shop) can stimulate job growth, improve the environment, and support small, family-owned businesses. Install the Buy Local app on your smartphone to help you find a market or shop near you. If shopping small isn't feasible for you and your family, then opting for a sustainably-minded and organic food subscription or grocery delivery service is another eco-minded alternative. Thrive Market Thrive Market Yearly Membership, $, available at Thrive MarketPreserve energy by turning down your oven...I chatted with influencer Sophia Roe (@sophia_roe) about her favorite energy-conservation tips while entertaining friends and family: "Check the temperature of your fridge. Make sure it’s functioning at maximum efficiency," she says, "The freezer should be at 0 degrees, and the refrigerator should be set at 40 degrees this will ensure that the fridge keeps food fresh as long as possible."Food storage also comes into consideration, as many holiday preppers turn on the oven way before chopping and dicing the ingredients. How you store your food matters, too. "For instance, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, cucumbers, and onions should never be refrigerated. These items should be kept at room temperature," Sophia tells me through Instagram. Glass and ceramic dishes retain heats a lot more efficiently, so you can turn your over down a few degrees. Our Place Always Pan, Lavender, $, available at Our PlaceLe Creuset Signature Rectangular Dish, $, available at Macy'sMade By Design 5qt Glass Baking Dish, $, available at TargetUse natural decorations... You don't have to go out of the way and make a grand trip to Home Goods in order to decorate for the holidays. What do we mean? Well, falls best decor items can be found outside. Think; pinecones, dried eucalyptus branches, fresh floral arrangements, and walnuts, then, store them in a pretty glass jar or bowl. Also, opt for soy, clean-burning candles that burn at a cooler temperature. If you buy a pumpkin from the local market, make a delicious pumpkin-based recipe when the holidays end. Terrain Preserved Spiral Eucalyptus Bunch, $, available at TerrainConfettiCandleCo Hand-Poured Scented Candle, $, available at EtsyUrban Stems The Jennifer Flowers, $, available at Urban StemsLike what you see? 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