November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Prep Schedule

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I mentioned before that Thanksgiving is our holiday – MY holiday, the one I get to do and host for other people. We have our own little Thanksgiving traditions, such as the turkey is always fried, and we watch all the Everybody Loves Raymond Thanksgiving episodes (that’s mostly just me, but I can’t help it, I love Raymond).

Since I do Thanksgiving, in order to make sure everything gets done on time and I don’t lose my mind, I have to write out my baking schedule and plan in advance. We only have one little oven, and even though the turkey is deep fried (I’ll never roast a turkey unless our deep fryer dies, and then we’ll just buy a new deep fryer) pretty much everything else goes through the oven.

This year, it’s just going to be the three of us, so it’s not the most elaborate menu (which is odd, because I always want to try more exotic things – like a pumpkin roll, which in my family is exotic – but never do because no one else would eat it) but we’re keeping things simple this year.

I still need my schedule. And two days worth of work.

How do you handle Thanksgiving prep? Do you get to go to a big family potluck? Or do you do it all yourself?

9 comments:

  1. Making a schedule is a great idea! We are hosting our first Thanksgiving this year, and we are SOOO excited about it! I should figure out what I can make ahead of time. :)

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  2. Mm, all that food sounds good.

    We're going to a friend's house so I don't have to do it all, thank goodness!

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    1. Nice! I'm a little sad we aren't having people over this year, but I think for Baby G's first Thanksgiving, it's also good to have it all to ourselves :)

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  3. My holidays look much different now that I am with Drake. For Thanksgiving, we are doing a big potluck at his grandparents' house. I am bringing chocolate pie and roasted carrots.

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  4. I make a schedule too, it's so much easier! I got our shopping done on Saturday so we are all ready.

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    1. SoldierMan offered to get the last essentials on his way home from work today. I knew if we bought Egg Nog over the weekend it wouldn't survive! ;)

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  5. Yummy! We are having a low key celebration with my MiL…so it'll definitely be nice!

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    1. Nice! I wish my family could have made it in

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