Note: The thing about traditions is that it's OK if they are no longer relevant or have to change. When I was growing up, my family and my uncle’s family all went to my grandparents house for the holidays. Now, we're all adults and the holidays consist of 25-plus people shoved in a two-bedroom, one-bath house with a sweet older couple who feels like they were hit by "Hurricane Holidays" when everyone leaves. Needless to say, to save ourselves and our family some stress, we had to make some changes to that tradition.
Hosting a holiday party is already tough. Don't stress yourself out even more by trying to cater the whole shindig by yourself! Ask your friends to bring their favorite dish to the party. That way they won't leave missing their favorite home-cooked meal and you get a little more room to breathe.
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