It's that time of year again, when I plan to feed all of my hungry hordes for the best part of a week. It's nice to have everyone around, although I must confess that I have great twinges of nostalgia for not only when my children were much younger, but for my dearly beloved. I'd have to say that I never miss him less, I just figure out how to cope. That's something.
So, here's the shopping list. The restaurant supply house is due in a couple of hours. Turkeys are not on this list, because I'm picking them up from a local butcher on Wednesday. I settled upon this method about 3 years ago, and I have to say that not having my refrigerators crammed up for a few days before Thanksgiving, but only for one evening, has worked out well.
And here's the menu for the week. I have 3 arriving Sunday, 2 more on Monday, and the rest on Tuesday and Wednesday. Oh, and the census for Thanksgiving dinner is 22 (subject to change, of course; could be higher).
So the plan is to make the pie crusts and cranberry sauce tomorrow, desserts Monday and Wednesday (I have a business appointment in New York City on Tuesday), and play the rest by ear. Photos to follow, of course!