“We’re simply going again to fundamentals,” shares cookbook writer Danielle Walker. Since you are not catering to a bigger group, you’ll be able to hand choose your favorite dishes from the combo, and skip those you recognize you will not miss. For me, which means skipping stuffing and turkey in favor of candy potatoes and Brussel sprouts—however it’s as much as you (and maybe your small group) what you go for.

In case you’re notably lacking household, it is perhaps good to name them for favourite recipes to strive making them your self—or have every particular person in your pod deliver their private favourite, in case you are seeing a number of individuals. “It’s good to make issues which can be comforting and nostalgic,” Walker says, “we’re positively not skipping it, we’re simply doing it smaller.”