November Spotlight: Meal Planning

We hope that everyone is having a joyous fall season and that your Halloween celebrations were safe and fun.  Now…we enter into official holiday season.  Just like that, with a snap of the fingers, we are in November.  That means that the upcoming holidays will start barreling toward us whether we like it or not.  My personal philosophy is to embrace the change with as much gusto as possible.

To me, November means one of my favorite holidays of the year: Thanksgiving!  I can almost smell the turkey already.  There is nothing better than gathering with your favorite people for an extravagant and decadent meal.  I love every bit of it.  The smells, the tastes, the company, and of course the décor.  So, this week we want to showcase some of the amazing Oak for Less deals that can perfectly complement your holiday festivities.

The Cooking

Let’s be honest, it’s all about the food.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with ordering food or having others bring it to you, but for my family all of the adventure happens in the kitchen.  Of course, not all of our kitchens are equipped with ample amount of space to host an enormous feast.  If you are finding yourself short on counter space, maybe a kitchen island is just the solution you need.  A little extra storage is always appreciated as well.

The Eating

No matter if you are having an intimate dinner or a neighborhood feast, a crucial element for a successful meal is the table. Finding the perfect dining room set is an investment that is worth the time and money.  The right set can be timeless with a style that fits every generation.  Good quality means that it can last your lifetime.  A good sturdy table and chairs can be the base for the room and can always be spruced up with accessories and décor.

Don’t Forget the Drinks

In our household, the meal is always accompanied by some tasty beverages. Wine, cocktails, and even non-alcoholic “mocktails” are a staple for our gatherings.  Having a dedicated space other than the kitchen counter can be essential for efficiency.  And if you love to entertain as much as I do, you know that this added touch can make you the host to remember.


The Relaxation

Once the cooking, the eating, and the drinking have all concluded, the after-meal relaxation can commence.  Hopefully a gracious guest or family member has offered to clean up and you can kick up your feet and relish in contentment.  A good recliner is just the ticket to reflect on a day full of family and feasting.

Everyone has a favorite season, or a favorite time of year, or a favorite holiday.  And some of us love them all for the things that they offer.  Although the holiday season can get busy and stressful, remember to slow down and enjoy the small things: family, friends, food, and great furniture.