The year is 2020. Absolutely nothing has been normal, and there is no turning back now. Due to all that is happening in the world, this holiday season many families and friends’ gatherings will move from the physical table to the virtual one. It will be a first for many, but not those a part of the trucking community. The transportation industry takes no days off, and often times can require us to be away from loved ones on these special days. But no matter where you are this turkey day, everyone deserves to be surrounded by those they love, and have a great meal.

Below are some ways to stay connected this thanksgiving, as well as a couple of great recipes for some of our Thanksgiving favorites (all either microwave or convection oven friendly!).

Staying Connected

Whether on the road or social distancing, Thanksgiving will have a different feel this year. Luckily, it has never been easier to stay connected. Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, and Skype are all free options that will allow you and your loved ones to connect via video this Thanksgiving, and all you’ll need is a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Whether your group will be big, or small, these tools should be able to accommodate you. For more information about the video chat options out there, check out this article from Knox News where they break down the pros and cons of each app, and help you find the perfect fit for your virtual gathering.


On the road, it can often be difficult to get a good home-cooked meal. It is even harder now with COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country. So below, you will find some great recipes for Thanksgiving classics that can be made using only a convection oven or a microwave. If you try one out, be sure to comment below and let us know how they tasted!


This convection oven turkey recipe from Marilyn’s Treats will be sure to hit the spot this turkey day!

Cranberry Sauce

Take your turkey to the next level with this microwave cranberry sauce recipe from AllRecipes.

Mashed Potatoes

Microwavable home-made mashed potatoes? You heard me right. Be sure to give this potatoes recipe from The Spruce Eats a try.

Mac and Cheese

How could you go wrong with this simple 5-Minute Microwave Mac ‘N’ Cheese recipe from Tasty? Answer: You can’t

Garlic Green Beans

These Garlic Green Beans from AllRecipes is a can’t miss for any green bean lover, and they can easily be made with only a microwave!

Pecan Pie

Sweet tooth? This convection oven Pecan Pie recipe from MyRecipes will be sure to satisfy!

We here at Financial Carrier Services wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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