Thanksgiving Feast Prep

With Thanksgiving approaching, this home cook is researching recipes for the big feast, making personalized place cards, decorating the dinner table and tweaking the oven schedule spreadsheet. I do quirky things through out the year to prepare for a meal of this stature and always save everything pertaining to this meal in a manilla folder. And let me tell you, the seams on that bad boy are close to bursting!

My inspiration comes from, but is not limited to;

Like a true dork, I commit my action plan to a spreadsheet. See my first draft below.

DishCategoryDateTimeAcknowledgements
Nuts, olives, figs & prosciuttoappetizerThu, Nov 28, 2019
Barefoot
TurkeyMainThu, Nov 28, 20199:30 AM
RollsSideThu, Nov 28, 2019

GravySideThu, Nov 21, 2019
Barefoot
Brussel Sprouts VegetableWed, Nov 27, 2019
Bon Appetit
Carrots VegetableTue, Nov 26, 2019

Green BeansVegetabledelegated

Cranberry SauceSidedelegated

Sweet Potatoes & MarshmallowsStarchWed, Nov 27, 2019
Sunny Anderson
DressingSideTue, Nov 26, 2019
Barefoot
Apple PieDessertdelegated

Macaroni Alfredo w/ pumpkinSideWed, Nov 27, 2019
Better H&G
Perfect mashed potatoes Starchdelegated
Bon Appetit
Gruyere & Thyme Stacked Potatoes StarchWed, Nov 27, 2019
Fork in the kitchen
Mini Pumpkin PiesDessertThu, Nov 28, 2019
ambitious kitchen
saladsideThu, Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Feast
Thu, Nov 28, 20191:00 PM

The table is set days in advance, so I can get ahead of as many fussy tasks as humanly possible. Yes, I’m talking place cards, fancy napkins, candles, chargers, plates, dinner glasses, etc. Do as much in advance as you can. #PreparationAndPresentation