Here we go…
Whether you are at home or at work this week, tomorrow is a pivotal day in the preparations for Thanksgiving.
- Make a detailed grocery list for all the ingredients for all the meals before, during and just after Thanksgiving.
- Do not go shopping (unless you want to go first thing in the morning or late at night)
- Check the pantry, the wine cabinet/liquor cabinet for anything that you need to replenish.
- Pull out all the serving dishes and implements to take a quick inventory of what you have, need to buy, need to borrow.
- Count the napkins, pull out the linens to make sure you have the right ones for the table(s) you’ll be using.
- Count the chairs to take a quick inventory of what you have, need to buy, need to borrow.
- Confirm that everyone knows what they are bringing to dinner.
- Make sure you have enough tea, coffee, biscuits, snacks for everyone coming and going.
- Write out a time line for Thanksgiving. Anything that can be done in advance should be done. Make a pie crust when you come home from work or after the kids are asleep and check it off the list. Prep any vegetables that can be prepped. Bake and freeze breads and/or rolls. Place final orders and confirm that you know when and where things are going to be picked up.
- Pour yourself a drink…re-read your recipes, grocery list and time-line.
- Start your week relaxed and ready to chip away at the Thanksgiving process a little each morning and evening.
Bon appetit. ttyl your BFF (Boston Family Foodie)
For more info: Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving Workshop,Epicurious Thanksgiving Survival Guide,
Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving Timeline,
Yankee Magazine Thanksgiving Timeline,
Fly Lady Thanksgiving Timeline (for those who dare)