Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Planning

Well, the Wall Street Journal has articles about Thanksgiving dinners. That means we have to get serious here, folks. The food crisis is imminent. So, here goes:

Saturday night: Taco night. Serve yourself, guys. Oh, and have a banana. I have a case sitting atop the fridges.

Sunday night: Roast chicken with stuffing and salad. Probably chocolate cake
for dessert.

Monday night: Fish in white sauce with rice. Veggies undetermined. Dessert? Maybe banana cake.

Tuesday night: Roast beef, some kind of pasta side, salad. Brownie Tuesdays, of course.

Wednesday night: Ham, stuffing, unknown veggies. Nut bread
s for dessert, because I will have made a lot of them by then.

Pre-Thanksgiving preparation? Clean the house tomorrow, hopefully with a lot of help from the girls. Hope no one notices any dirt tracked in through the next 4 days.

Monday: Make whole cranberry sauce. Send the girls to the store for last-minute essentials (I can't believe my food supplier only sent me 5 pounds of potatoes. That's a joke amount hereabouts.)
Make pie crust dough.

Tuesday: Bake nut breads. Likely candidates: banana, cranberry-orange, pumpkin. Start making pies: pumpkin and apple, likely. The others are too delicate to sit for 2 days.

Wednesday: Bake cakes, finish pies.

Thanksgiving Day's menu will be finalized tomorrow or Monday. I promise I'll share it!

15 comments:

Mary said...

Sounds like you have a great plan going, Marje! I love having it all listed out at this point as well. 5 pounds of potatoes? I actually laughed. That wouldn't even cut it for my little crew. ;) Have fun with it all!

Pam said...

Roast beef. Ham. Roast chicken. And a turkey. All in one week. I bow down to the kitchen master.

Muffy's Marks said...

Wow, a cook-a-thon going on at your house. I can't wait to see the end results.

rottrover said...

What a wonderful week you're planning!! How nice to have family home!!

Sue said...

Wow, I'm tired just reading about it.

Nicole Gamble said...

Interesting post, I am so glad that I have visited your site. Such a wonderful time reading this.

Mango said...

You're cleaning the house tomorrow? Better get some of those protective suits for everybody to wear when they go in and out so as not to bring in any dirt or leaves.

~~louise~~ said...

May I use your plan?

Marion invited some of her relatives up for the holiday and they politely declined. However, it seems they changed their mind and let us know just yesterday! Oh my, I better get a move on. Looks like you have everything under control. As for me, I'm gonna wing it!!!

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

Big Dude said...

Wow, are you going to be busy or what? Pretty much sounds like carnivore heaven at your place. You are awesome to your family - we'd probably make a big pot of chili, eat it for 3 days, make a big pot of soup for the next days, then have thankgiving dinner.

Claire S. said...

Can I come visit ? I know for a fact that when your table overflows with more than 20 people you don't notice one or two more. LOL

Only 2 of us and I don't buy 5lbs of potatoes !

Linda said...

I'm glad its you and NOT me doing all that work. 5 pounds of spuds wouldn't last me long either and there's just two here.

Pam said...

You are truly a domestic goddess and never cease to impress me.

Nichole said...

I want to eat over every night! YUM!

SissySees said...

5# taters?! That's crazy. What was he thinking?!

I'm "on" for cranberry sauce... which I will have to make Wednesday night because we don't have room for a coloer in the car. I am waiting on the Knight to confirm whether we're just taking the apple pie in the freezer or whether I also have to make my apple cheese casserole on Thursday.

Otherwise, dinner is being provided for us.

Gloria said...

all look amazing Marje! you are really organized!:)