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How Can I Use Technology and ChatGPT to Streamline My Thanksgiving Day?

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Pastor Shirley Caesar has made the Thanksgiving battle cry! It's that time of year again for beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken, turkey, rabbit, you name it! What makes it better is that you will hopefully get to enjoy the presence of friends and family, and a reason to give thanks for all of your good fortunes in the last year. If there’s one thing most of us want to NOT think about on Thanksgiving, all the work that is involved, but our technology devices can actually ease the load and make things run smoothly. Here are some ways to put technology to work for you this Thanksgiving, all of which will hopefully result in a more relaxing holiday:


Get Organized with Recipe Apps. Not sure what needs to be on that Thanksgiving grocery list? Get your turkeys, chickens, and ducks in a row by planning your menu on a recipe app. There are hundreds of cooking apps out there. Most of these apps can recommend recipes when you walk into certain stores, the ability to create shopping lists, save your favorite recipes, and filter your search results by diet and cooking time ... which is handy when you have guests that have different dietary needs.


It's ChatGPT to the Rescue. Most of the content you see on the web deals with using ChatGPT and AI for business use, but you can use it for things around your home. If you need help with meal planning go to ChatGPT and enter the following prompt: 'I need you to act as my personal chef. Please create an easy-to-create Thanksgiving meal for my family of 9 people. Dinner is around 4 pm and I don't want to spend several days cooking. I need a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with sides along with recipes for each item you create' Now sit back and watch the magic. You can also ask ChatGPT to help you plan all aspects of your dinner with a variety of settings and food items. The sky is the limit as what you can ask it to help take the worry out of your day. Don't sweat it, ChatGPT it.


Meater/Meater Block. Wireless thermometers have increased in popularity over the years, but one of the best out there is the Meater and Meater block. This high-tech thermometer allows you to know the temperature of Tom Turkey or any other food you're cooking. Wireless means that you don't have to hang out in the kitchen all Thanksgiving Day. The Meater app allows you to spend time with your guest and get alerts when you're dish reaches optimum temperature. The Meater Block allows you to monitor several dishes from your smartphone at once.


Amazon Alexa Show /Google Home Show. It seems once a month, especially during the holiday season I mention these smart home hubs. There are so many things these devices can do, the list is almost endless. You can use these devices to look up recipes, set timers multiple timers for food you're preparing. You can also stream music from your favorite music service such as Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora for your guest to listen to as well as allowing you to watch Netflix on the devices before, during, and after dinner. Connected to your smart home, you can unlock and lock your doors with a smart lock system as well as monitor who is at the door if you have a wireless doorbell installed.


TCL Roku Smart TV. If you're reading this, it's probably time for a new TV and there's nothing better than this Smart TV which is Alexa, Google, and Apple Ready. Use your voice to activate this TV and quickly get to the shows you want. Roku software in the TV means you have access to all of the popular streaming services. This ULTA HD TV means if your family members want to watch Thanksgiving sports, the picture quality will be so good it will be as if they are there in person.


RetailMeNot. If you're making your Christmas shopping list and checking it twice on Thanksgiving to see if you get the best deals, then check out RetailMeNot. This app has thousands of stores in its database which means you can find that perfect gift and make sure you get the best deal. As an added bonus, if you can't find that gift for your loved one, you can purchase gift cards directly from the app.


Let Your Smarthome Robots clean up that mess. iRobot vacuum and mop cleaners learn the layout of your home and can direct extra cleaning power to messes and high-traffic areas. All you need is reliable, fast wifi and a comfy couch to relax on while you sip on your favorite holiday beverage to end the day.


This Thanksgiving, don’t let technology ruin your day. Instead, use the best technology products to work to make your gathering even more meaningful. Most of all, remember to give thanks to the friends beside us, the food before us, and the love between us.

I hope you can use these tips to help you have a stress-free Thanksgiving Day. If you need further assistance, please reach out to me with any questions you might have. I am always happy to help.

I'm not trying to be a Grinch when it comes to your holiday shopping plans. I just want to make sure all of you enjoy this season of light and remind you to be vigilant and aware of the assortment of ways criminals will try to take advantage of your trust and kindness


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