If you’re cooking Thanksgiving alone, here’s what you need to know

With the pandemic restricting travel and social contact becoming increasingly risky, for many people, this year will be the first Thanksgiving they spend alone.

Spending a holiday alone can be lonely, but you can take steps to make it feel more special. For Thanksgiving in particular, one way to do so is to prepare yourself a Thanksgiving meal.

The classic Thanksgiving meal can seem intimidating, especially if you are tackling it by yourself. Once you downsize the feast, though, there are only a few key things you need to keep in mind to make a successful meal with all your favorite flavors.