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 breads 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!