Friday, November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving Planning

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!


Heather said...

A friend said to me 'you never get over it you learn to live through it' Happy thanksgiving to you Marjie and all your family. I hope that you have a good holiday - different but good.

Big Dude said...

I hate that a key family member won't be with you but it looks like you'll have plenty to keep you busy.

Pam said...

I love how much you love your beloved!!!!! I am so glad you are going to be surrounded by your family & grandchildren this week. Sending love your way. Good luck with your business meeting in New York.

grace said...

as always, i'm in awe of your feast and its preparation! hope you had a joyous holiday!