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Holiday Meal Tips from Virginia Square

Carving the turkey for a holiday meal

The big holiday meal is something to look forward to. People even come into town for the specific reason of spending time with family and eating delicious holiday foods. We’re sure you’ve had plenty of experience with holiday meals, and in this week’s Virginia Square Towers Blog, we’ve got a few tips on how you can survive a holiday meal!

Eat Slowly

As delicious as a holiday meal is, eating too much can make you miserable. You don’t want to be left on the couch, stuffed full of food. To avoid this situation, we suggest eating more slowly! Give your body some time to recognize that it’s full and savor the delicious flavors of a meal so expertly prepared.

Bring a Dish/Make It a Potluck

If you’re hosting the holiday meal, you can give yourself a little break by making it a potluck. Potlucks can help you save some money while diversifying the dishes available for your guests to eat! If your guests are bringing some side dishes, your main priority would be the main course, whether it be a turkey, ham, or even prime rib.

If you’re going to someone else’s home for the holiday meal, we suggest offering to bring a dish. You can offer to bring your favorite side dish or an extra helping just so there’s more than enough to go around.

Don’t Be Afraid of Leftovers

Many people dislike leftovers, mostly because it gets to be tedious eating the same thing every day until they’re gone. Don’t be afraid of leftovers! We recommend finding some recipes that utilize the leftover foods you have, like shepherd’s pie for your leftover mashed potatoes and turkey sandwiches or casserole for the turkey. If you aren’t a fan of eating leftovers, you can send them home with your guests!

Holiday meals are meant to be enjoyed, so we hope you like these tips! Leave any tips you have for our Arlington, VA apartment community in a comment. Thanks for reading!