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Thanksgiving Countdown Tips


Thanksgiving is just a few days from now.  

How are you doing with your planning?  

Are you feeling overwhelmed by everything that has to get done between now and next Thursday? 

 Daily Dish Magazine put together a list, a “strategy plan” to help you

 prepare for the BIGGEST meal of the year.  





Several Days Before:

  • Plan your menu

  • Watch local ads… buy when things are on sale

  • Decide on China or Paper Plates

  • Will you need serving platters/utensils?

  • Take turkey out to thaw in refridgerater at least 3 days ahead


1 or 2 Days Before:

  • Wash and chop all veggies. (bag and label for dip, roast, etc…)

  • Make Cranberry Sauce

  • Slice Meats and Cheese (bag for appetizers)

  • Wash and iron linens if using them


Day Before:

  • Assemble any casseroles or dishes to be baked on Thanksgiving day

  • Make Desserts

  • Prep Turkey (will go in to oven evening before Thanksgiving)

  • Prepare stuffing for turkey (refridgerate until morning)

  • Prepare fruit (bag for appetizers)


Morning of Thanksgiving:

  • Add stuffing to Turkey and continue to cook according to directions

  • Set your table

  • Cut potatoes for mashed potatoes (let set in water until ready to cook)


1-2 Hours before guests arrive:

  • Assemble appetizer trays

  • Make Mashed Potatoes (keep warm in oven)

  • Bake any side dishes (keep warm)

  • Make gravy from drippings or prepare from package



    Here are some Thanksgiving Printables to help organize the coming days even more:

    Click on the below link which will direct you back to the original post to print…



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Originally from Queens, NY, Lois now calls northeastern PA home. You can find her blogging over at Walking on Sunshine where she shares a little of her life, but more importantly what’s for dinner at her house tonight.

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