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The One Thing I Always Forget to Buy for Thanksgiving - Shopping

The One Thing I Always Forget to Buy for Thanksgiving - Shopping
From The Kitchn - November 13, 2017

I consider myself to be a good hostess. When I have guests over, my house is clean, my menu is planned, and I like to think I am not flustered by the actual meal prep. I want to enjoy my guests' company instead of staying holed up in the kitchen.

That said, there is always one thing I forget every single time I entertain. Do you suffer from the same absent-mindedness as I do?

I have recently learned to just put my husband in charge of stocking it for every partymainly because he's the one who has to run out and get it at the last minute, anyway.

Why Do You Even Need Ice for a Party?

While it might seem unnecessary if you are just having a few people over, you should still always grab a bag. Here's why: Cocktails need ice. Warm liquor and room-temperature mixers taste absolutely awful. Even if you are thinking that no cocktails will be mixed, you never know if someone might request one. Plus, some people might want ice water or you could need ice to keep your white wine chilled in a bucket. So stock up!

How Much Ice Should You Buy?

What to Do with It Once You Get It Home

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