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Difficult Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving, family, and difficult people sometimes go hand in hand. Here’s how to deal:

1. Be polite and keep all conversations neutral

Avoid discussing any topics that in the past you have either disagreed on or believe will set this person onto a tirade. If they try to engage you in those topics, simply change the subject or excuse yourself. When you use effective communication you are able to get your point across in a clear and concise manner.

2. Create healthier boundaries through accepting the reality of who they are

You’ve been through enough Thanksgiving dinners with this person to understand who they are and how they interact in your family. Rather than complaining about it or letting it ruin your day. Deal with it. Just accept who they are and how they will be. Giving them too much of your attention and energy is giving them too much power.

3. Cook a dish everyone will love! Orange sweet rolls

A great way to deal with difficult family members is of course through cooking! Making good, simple food that everyone loves, will bring everyone to the table, plus it allows for you to escape to the kitchen and cook if needed. Allow yourself that escape if needed. And as an added bonus, it will keep them quiet as they are chewing, except when they want to compliment the chef!

Don’t forget to tune in next week as I tackle time management! Here’s the episode from this week.
Happy Cooking!

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