Thanksgiving Compromises! Which Have You Done?


It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and we’re working on a story about the compromises we make for the holiday, especially this year with the second night of Hanukkah falling on Thanksgiving. Please reach out in the comments section, call me at 914-694-5075 or email if you:

  1. Do a Second Thanksgiving! You go to a friend’s or relative’s Thanksgiving celebration, but go home without leftovers! So then make a second Thanksgiving — turkey and all — another day.
  2. Thanksgiving-kah! Are trying to figure out how to combine a Hanukkah and Thanksgiving meal together, or deciding to celebrate them separately.
  3. Go out or stay in? Have a family divided about whether it’s better to stay in or go out — even if they’ve now compromised!

Let us know and we might feature you in an upcoming story! Thanks!


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. When the first of our 3 children got married we began alternating holidays with in-laws: Thanksgiving with us, Christmas with in-laws; Christmas with us, Thanksgiving with in-laws. The next 2 to marry fell right in with the schedule so we know we’ll all celebrate a holiday together at least once a year.

  2. Hannukah & Thanksgiving will be a cinch to combine: latkes instead of mashed potatoes, applesauce on top? Maybe fill doughnuts with pumpkin or apple for dessert? Hardly a compromise.

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