‘Twas the Day before Thanksgiving

‘Twas the Day before Thanksgiving,

and all through the towns,

Everyone was bustling,

even the clowns.

If you aren’t one of the millions traveling today then you are probably hosting the Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night.  Are you ready for all of the company of friends and family that will be coming over tomorrow?  Avoid the stress and get it all done today.  If you’re not ready yet here is a last minute check list to get you set and ready to go!

DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING CHECKLIST: 

  • Buy any last minuet food items most especially the perishable foods like salad greens that go bad quickly.  Or that turkey if you haven’t already, and many of you haven’t because you just don’t have room in the fridge to store it!
  • Finish up all your pies and deserts because: a.) they can be stored at room temperature instead of in the fridge so they don’t get soggy plus the added bonus of extra fridge storing space for everything else you’re cooking! (unless they’re custard-based, such as pumpkin pie, which should be refrigerated) and b.) now you wont have to worry about it tomorrow!
  • Prepare any side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, that can be made ahead and reheated in the microwave.
  • Finish up all your crafting today so that you can set your table with your linens, serving dishes, centerpieces, and place settings that you’ve been working so hard on.  That way as soon as any guests enter early in the morning to help you with the cooking your table will already look amazing and you don’t need to worry about it!
  • During the night you can begin to defrost anything you prepared early for the big meal.
  • Mentally prepare yourself for the big day tomorrow and make a timeline. Preparing a set schedule for all of the meal requirements  allows you to get organized today so you will have more time to do the entertaining tomorrow.

Good luck! Tomorrow is the big show and you should now be ready to go! Just remember if everything doesn’t go as planned; your centerpieces aren’t perfect or you burn the turkey.  What ever happens just remember that’s not what’s important, on this holiday take time out to remember what is!

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