Ina Garten’s Thanksgiving Table Setting Tips Include 1 Surprising Ingredient From the Grocery Store

Ina Garten is known for her focus on making the cooking process easy, even leaning on store-bought ingredients so cooking isn’t overly complicated. When it comes to her Thanksgiving table setting ideas, Garten also keeps it simple, finding ingredients to create a beautiful table without going overboard.

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Ina Garten sets a beautiful Thanksgiving table

Garten showed off her idea for simple Thanksgiving table decorating in a 2017 Instagram post, writing, “It’s never too early to plan your Thanksgiving table! It doesn’t have to be fancy, but at this time of year I like a little color and one pretty plate to give the setting some style.”

The video showed an autumnal colored table cloth, simple white plates topped with a decorative gold trimmed plate, silverware, and drinking and wine glasses. Garten scattered candles for a flicker of light and warmth

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How one institution plans to send home thousands of students for Thanksgiving break

Thousands of college students are in the process of heading home for the Thanksgiving break, even as public health experts warn against travel for the holiday amid exponential growth of COVID-19 cases in the United States.



a person walking down a sidewalk in front of a brick building: SUNY Purchase is shifting to remote learning after the Thanksgiving break.


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SUNY Purchase is shifting to remote learning after the Thanksgiving break.

According to the College Crisis Initiative, a research project at Davidson College, few institutions have announced post-Thanksgiving exit plans. Those that have may recommend students be tested before leaving campus, but fewer still require it. After the break, they also may be keeping the majority of students off campus until next year.

The campuses of the State University of New York are among a small number of institutions that are mandating testing as part of its Thanksgiving break plan. Testing is currently underway across dozens of campuses, with students required to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before

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Family members returning home bring higher COVID risk for Thanksgiving gatherings

At a time when Americans are pondering how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely amid the country’s worst surge in coronavirus cases, many families will be faced with yet another complicating factor: the return home of students.

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Public health experts are discouraging nonessential travel and gatherings of multiple households for Thanksgiving, fearing those activities may further spread a virus that has sickened more than 11.5 million and killed in excess of 251,000 in the U.S. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended against traveling for Thanksgiving.



a group of stuffed animals sitting on top of a building: The Thanksgiving turkey leads off the parade on Central Park West at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.


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The Thanksgiving turkey leads off the parade on Central Park West at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Colleges and universities have reported 252,000-plus cases since the pandemic began, according to a New York Times tracker. Returning students – whether they lived

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Nearly 75 Percent of Americans Say They Plan to Stay Home This Thanksgiving Amid Surge of COVID Cases: Poll

Nearly three in four Americans say they plan to stay home this Thanksgiving amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, according to a new poll.



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Medical staff members sort lines and pipes connected to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 19, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, Texas has reached over 1,140,000 cases, including over 20,600 deaths.

The poll, which was conducted by Monmouth University, found 74 percent of Americans saying they plan to stay home on Thanksgiving. Among the remaining percentages, the poll found 10 percent saying they plan to travel overnight, 13 percent saying they plan to drive to another place and back in the same day and 3 percent said they didn’t know.

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Set The Table! 20 Festive Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and whether you’re hosting a dinner at your home this year, having a Thanksgiving-themed movie marathon, or are just looking to spruce up your dining area with a bit of festive flair, we’ve rounded up a list of everything you need to get your dinner table ready for turkey day.

There are plenty of thoughtful ways to decorate your Thanksgiving table that either involve Thanksgiving-themed tableware or other items that just really fit in with the fall aesthetic. Some Thanksgiving table decor options include:

  • Turkey butter dish
  • Battery-operated candles
  • Pumpkin dish
  • Glass dessert dome
  • Pumpkin place-card holder

Regardless of what Thanksgiving looks like this year, you can be certain to have the most festive Thanksgiving table decor around with these 20 selects.

  

1. H&M Metal Candlestick

Set the mood with some flickering candlelight this Thanksgiving. And it doesn’t matter if the candle is real

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Congress heads home for Thanksgiving without pandemic relief deal

Congress will head home for a week-long Thanksgiving holiday recess without passing any sort of compromise coronavirus relief bill as the U.S. death toll passes 250,000 and millions of Americans remain on unemployment.



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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 12, 2020.

But there is some hope that renewed talks could see some sort of coronavirus relief aid in the coming weeks even with little time remaining on the legislative calendar before the end of the year.

Democratic aides have told ABC News that staffers of the congressional ‘Big Four’ met Thursday to discuss ways coronavirus relief could be tacked on to a must-pass spending bill that needs to clear both chambers of Congress by Dec. 11 to avert a government shutdown. The ‘Big Four’ includes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority

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Doctor Says Stay Home This Thanksgiving Amid COVID-19 Pandemic : Shots

With coronavirus cases surging and more than 250,000 dead, the CDC is recommending people not travel for Thanksgiving. And doctors worry the holiday could be a superspreader event.
With coronavirus cases surging and more than 250,000 dead, the CDC is recommending people not travel for Thanksgiving. And doctors worry the holiday could be a superspreader event.

Thanksgiving in my childhood home is more of a sport than a meal. Why have one pie when you can have seven? Why have a turkey when you can stuff a chicken inside a duck, and the duck inside a turkey? Why have one family over when you can invite the whole neighborhood?

Some relatives prepare for the day like athletes: My cousin’s game plan, for instance, was to eat heavily for the week before, then fast for 24 hours. “That way, your stomach is stretched out before you get really hungry.”

As an internal medicine doctor, I can’t attest to the soundness of his plan, but as a witness I can say no one could match his insatiable enthusiasm.

But this year, Thanksgiving will be in my apartment in Seattle, far from my parents’ Chicago home. My siblings will be scattered across the country with their children. There will

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Tips for Setting an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Table From Standen New York

There are many things old that feel new again this year, but the holidays are not on that list. Rising COVID numbers mean that most Thanksgiving celebrations will be anything but traditional. But new circumstances can allow room for experimentation with recipes, say, or table settings.

Enter Susan Standen, a West Village-based Brit and fashion designer who observed the current resale craze for clothing and set out to do something similar homewares, while simultaneously shedding the “grandma” tag often attached to these pieces, through her new venture, Standen New York.

For this hostess with the mostess, having complete or matching sets isn’t as important and giving your decor a personal touch. Standen says she often starts out with an “old-fashioned” arrangement. It’s then that the edit—and the fun—starts. “I think a good way to do things is to have something about what you’re doing that’s very eclectic, [like having] a

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These Outdoor Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas Will Make Your Yard Holiday-Ready

You’re probably finding a new appreciation for your backyard in 2020. It’s turned into a space where you work out, have virtual happy hours with friends, and soon it may even be the space where you enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with the people you live with. We know not passing the mashed potatoes around a table with your extended family may feel a little weird. But, recreating a couple of these outdoor Thanksgiving decorating ideas will certainly make Turkey Day feel a bit brighter.

The truth of the matter is, it’s not safe to include anyone who you haven’t been quarantining with in your Thanksgiving Day plans, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to the guidelines posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Nov. 19, it’s safest to gather only with those in your household and plan all other interactions virtually via Zoom, FaceTime, or

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Home-cooked schemes for Thanksgiving family gatherings amid COVID-19

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FILE PHOTO: People line up to receive free holiday boxes of food ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Masked servers will deliver plates laden with turkey and fixings to a dozen relatives separated into small pods in Kathleen Williamson’s backyard in Maryland, part of her scheme to dish up family togetherness at Thanksgiving.



a person sitting on a motorcycle: FILE PHOTO: YMCA volunteers hand out Thanksgiving turkeys to Los Angeles students in need, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles


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FILE PHOTO: YMCA volunteers hand out Thanksgiving turkeys to Los Angeles students in need, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles

With so many holiday traditions upended by COVID-19, families are concocting ways to hold reunions with loved ones while keeping a safe distance to guard against coronavirus spread.

Mounting infections have reached new highs across the country, with 41 states reporting historic increases in COVID-19 cases in November, 20 with record death tolls and 26

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