Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Thanksgiving Tip

Keep a running list of what you need and what you need to do. It is a bit discouraging when it gets to be 3 pages long, but it’s better than depending on this fragile thing called memory to see you through the week.

The worst is when you’ve had garbage bags on your list for weeks (and they’re probably laughing at you every time you pass them by) and by the morning before...or worse the morning OF Thanksgiving, you realize you’re down to get them today.


Emily said...

Thank you for the excellent tip.

Marty said...

Great tip! I've come to rely on lists more and more as I've gotten older. I set my tables the day before Thanksgiving (you can tell I'm an empty-nester), and I have even resorted to putting sticky-note labels on the serving pieces. Everyone makes fun of me, but when it's crunch time, I don't have a brain cramp and forget what my plan was! Plus, it's easier for people to help if they know in which bowl to mound the mashed potatoes. One week and counting! Woohoo!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I have my Thanksgiving dinner planner all typed up and bound into a book. I've had to make about 15 change to it so far due to a major menu change. I was going to make sweet potato soup, but my brother offered to make Hen of the Woods Mushroom Bisque and then I was contemplating Hamlet-style, "To make pecan sweet potatoes, or not to make pecan sweet potatoes. That is the question."