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How to Be The Star Guest at Thanksgiving Lunch/Dinner

How to Be The Star Guest at Thanksgiving Lunch/Dinner

So you want to be the star guest… ok maybe not the star, but dammit people will love ya!  So here are a few tips;

  • Don’t bring the same ol’ same ol’, bring something different but tasteful
    • Empanadas which are delicious and you can tell a story behind them –  They are from Colombia and are delicious appetizers
    • Tamales are great
      • Make sure to bring ask for Chicken or Beef as some guest cannot eat Pork
        • Here is a tip… Cut the tamales in half, and serve them as appetizers
        • Warm them up in a microwave, BUTTTTTT sprinkle water on them so they don’t dry out
    • As a backup if you like to play it safe, bring a second dish like mash potatoes
  • Don’t just sit there waiting to be served, like you are at a restaurant.
    • Help OUT!  Get up serve others, this is Thanksgiving for God’s sake!  Be thankful for your friends & family, thus you serve and humble yourself.
    • Get up, fill drinks when you can.
    • Ask the home owner or host to see how you can help.
  • Don’t pile your plate on,  remember you do not know if they will be having more guests over.  So be considerate.
    • Also many hosts are taking the left overs to shelters and the homeless
  • Be Thankful – Before starting to eat, offer to say something.
    • Say why you are thankful this year
    • It can catch on really quick, just sometimes people are very nervous about speaking up.
  • Last but not least,  wash your dishes or at least offer to help clean up.
    • No one likes to clean up after you, especially after slaving over the kitchen for hours.
  • SMILE, laugh, even if you are upset put a SMILE on
    • Compliment others
      • Nice hair
      • Nice tie
      • Nice nails
      • You look really nice wow!
      • You get the point…

Love ya – Allen J. – Wanna Be Blogger & Real Estate Broker 832-305-7653


Alan Jimz

I'm Allen ... nice to meet you. I was born and raised here in the Houston Heights. I went to school here from Elementary to High School and off to U of H. I love to blog, although i'm not that great at it. It's much harder then I thought. I like to play chess, meditate, read and enjoy fishing too (one time I caught a big shark!). My grandpa bought his house on 26th street for $55K in 1965 on a double lot, can you believe that?! Things sure have changed here for the better. I like to inspire folks with positive messages, and I hope to change the world. I volunteer at Divina Providence church too helping abused children. Someone helped me (Mr. Leonard Davis) years ago, so i'm paying the universe back. I was a kid with little direction, and left home at 14 years old. I never had a father, or father figure, in fact I never even seen a picture of my father. I was raised by my mother, who happens to be lesbian. She did her absolute best, but with food stamps & section 8, she can only do so much. Surrounded with turmoil & drugs all around me, somehow I might it thru. I think seeing how drugs can affect a person with my own two eyes, really scared me as a child. So it's fair to say i've had my fair share of problems. I don't share these issues to make you sad, I hope that it reaches a child out there to inspire him or her. That you can make something of yourself, even when you are given the worst situations. I also hope to inspire you, with wishes that you will take one minute just to take notice of that child / teenager and really try to talk with him. Not preach to him, but to talk to him. Conversate and ask him, why are you doing the things you are doing... then add some insight about how a different life if possible. These are my wishes and hopes... let's change the world together! Luckily by the grace of God, Mr. Davis helped me. He was a pasture at a church, & took notice of me. It is super strange how one single person, can change the universe. Thank God

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