Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Week: To Do List



* Clean silver
* Check linens/wash and iron if necessary
* Sweep and dust all rooms
* Shop for groceries, wine, candles
* Make Spicy Nuts
* Make table decorations


* Make Cranberry Sauce
and Cranberry Relish
* Clean bathrooms
* Mop floors/clean baseboards
* Make chocolate pilgrim hats
* Make Autumn Sangria


* Bake rolls (halfway -- finish just before dinner)
* Bake Pumpkin Corn Bread; wrap tightly with plastic wrap
* Wash fruit for cheese tray
* Make rosemary butter for the turkey
* Set dining room table
* In the evening: make mashed potatoes; place in crock pot crock and refrigerate

8 a.m.
Bake Apple Crumble Pie

9 a.m.

* Set aside dishes for kitchen table
* Set out all serving dishes and utensils

10 a.m.:
* Wash turkey and let sit at room temp for an hour or so
(here is the USDA's web site for roasting timetable)
* Make Sausage Stuffing; refrigerate
(Chop extra onion for green beans)

10:30 a.m.:
* Rub rosemary butter under turkey skin
* Stuff turkey with onion and celery and rosemary
* Truss turkey and place in roasting pan
* Preheat oven to 400 degrees
* Peel sweet potatoes and start them boiling

11 a.m.:
* Place turkey in 400 degree oven
* Place neck and giblets in pan of water on stove-top on low heat; season
* Make Sweet Potato Souffle; refrigerate

11:30 a.m.:
* Turn oven down to 325 degrees
* Fry bacon for corn and green beans; reserve grease
* Make vinegar/sugar mixture for green beans

* Take green beans out of freezer to thaw
* Slice cabbage for beans; refrigerate
* Take corn out of freezer to thaw

2 p.m.:
* Place crock pot crock filled with potatoes in base and turn to low. Top with milk/butter mixture; cover

3 p.m.:
* Set cheese out at room temp.
* Place turkey legs in pan and season
(I roast extra legs because two is never enough)

3:30 p.m.
* Place turkey legs in the oven
* Remove stuffing from refrigerator to sit at room temp.
* Place butter in butter dishes on tables
* Fill ice bucket

4 p.m.:
* Serve cheese and fruit
* Serve spicy nuts

4:30 p.m.:
* Remove turkey from oven
* Turn oven up to 350 degrees and put stuffing, sweet potatoes in oven
* Chop giblets and make gravy

5 p.m.:
* Make green beans; keep warm
* Make corn; keep warm
* Slice pumpkin Pumpkin corn bread and place in basket
* Fill water glasses
* Light candles
* Place wine bottles on tables

5:15 p.m.
* Put rolls in oven
* Carve turkey
* Serve

Work for a week and eat it in 20 minutes! The things we do for love.

Can you think of anything I missed?



Sara said...

I think you missed "Resting" several times a day!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Oh yea, That's where I grab the box of bonbons and my favorite Betsy Tacy book and sit with my feet up, right? Ha! I think the only resting is going to be that turkey when he comes out of the oven. That and my husband in front of a football game!

Anne said...

Wow! What a well-planned list! I hope to be like you someday. :o)