Allow yourself an enjoyable time preparing Thanksgiving Dinner
How to organize a great Thanks Giving dinner begins right after the Halloween
decorations are taken down. Here is the best way to ensure that your
Thanksgiving dinner will be ready and that you will be able to enjoy the
festivities as well.
In order to let run things smoothly and avoid the holiday season turns into a
last minute frenzy of activity us checklists.
Serenity comes through planning ahead
As in most endeavors preparation is the mother of all successful operations.
This goes for a thanks giving dinner as well as prepping an airliner for a
flight. We don't want to take the romance out of the organizing the party but a
checklist has proven its value over and over. No last minutes rushes and you
know where you stand each step of the way.
Well, you are the captain, lets start the "pre-flight" checks.
As you are taking down the Halloween decorations, decide if any of these are
more of an autumn theme. If so, you may want to use them for Thanks giving
as well. Now, would be the best time to decorate the exterior of your home
for the Holidays. You can even find many wonderful autumn decorations for
the interior of your home as well. You want your guests to feel the holiday
spirit just as soon as they see your home.
Prepare your list of people you wish to invite and if you want them to bring
some of the special dishes, now would be the time to ask. At least one month
prior to Thanksgiving.
Around the second week of Thanksgiving you should be planning your Thanks
giving meal. Be sure that you make a complete list of the items that others
are preparing and also be sure that no brings the same dish. You do not want
4 potato salads, 5 cranberry sauces, etc.
- Check your china and silverware. Make sure everything looks great. If it
needs polished, cleaned, etc.
- Also check around your home, you may wish to shampoo the carpet or the
furniture and bring out those guests towels and re-freshen them.
You can also prepare your cookie dough and freeze it. This will save you
time when it is time to begin baking
Make sure that you have ordered your turkey and ham. If you are buying from
your local butcher you will need to order early to ensure you get your
turkey or ham in time to prepare it.
Send out your invitations at least 2 weeks before Thanks giving.
You can also purchase all imperishable items at this time. Such items like
brown sugar, flour, and even green beans are sold rather fast during the
holiday season and it would be disastrous if the store was sold out when you
went to purchase your holiday meal. Also, think about Christmas dinner while
you are shopping. If you have the room in your pantry, buy extra.
- One week before Thanks giving dinner get your entire list together for your
meal. Be sure to include such items as butter for the rolls, cream and sugar
for coffee, decaffeinated coffee, lemon, whipped topping for the pumpkin pie
and sugar substitutes.
Also, think about food allergies when you are planning your meal. Try to
have enough food for everyone and if you have guests that have allergies or
are diabetic then you should prepare special foods for they can also enjoy
your fantastic Thanks giving dinner.
- Ensure you have enough seating for everyone that is coming and prepare the
centerpiece and other decorations that you wish to use.
Have the coat closet ready for guest’s coats.
Make room in your kitchen for your cooking adventure. Put items away that
are necessary off the countertops and decide if you wish buffet style
serving area. If so, prepare the area now, not the day before while you busy
Do the last bit of shopping and check your list twice or even three times,
be sure you have all the ingredients you need for every recipe.
- If you can prepare some items now, then go for it. You can bake some cookies
and other items this far in advance and they will still be yummy on Thanks
The day before Thanksgiving is the perfect time to bake all of your pies.
If you are planning on serving a turkey and a ham you can prepare the ham
today and then reheat it after the turkey and dressing is ready.
Turkey Day! Wake up early and put that wonderful turkey in to roast. Now,
set the table and prepare the rest of your meal.
Have everything ready for the rest of the food that others are bringing. Be
sure to have everything ready on time.
Now LETS PARTY, LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
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