Tuesday, November 23, 2010


The plan for Thursday is as follows:

8:00 Prepare turkey - turkey takes its "last flight"

("The Last Flight" is a family tradition... before being stuffed and dressed for the roasting pan, the featherless bird is given one last flight through the entire house with the person carrying the turkey singing, "Gobble, gobble, gobble" as loudly and annoyingly as possible. This is the most fun when there are sleeping teenagers and 20 somethings around... I think the littles will be thrilled too!)

8:30 Turkey in oven, prepare rolls

sometime in here...
  • breakfast: cereal, bagels, OJ, milk, eggs for the extra hungry
  • set the table, set out cranberry orange relish and pickled beets
10:00 Fix mashed potatoes, keep warm in the crock pot
11:00 Take the turkey out of the oven, turn up the heat to 400*
11:15 Bake yeast rolls
11:30 Hand the turkey over to the men for carving, make gravy on the stove
11:45 Rolls out of the oven, turn down to 350*
  • warm up the sweet potato dish, stuffing, and corn casserole and any other sides my wonderful MIL brings
  • delegate someone buttering the rolls
  • Start bringing food to the table and delegate dishing out the 24 hour salad
12:00 Dinner is served!

Later: Pies and coffee
Later: grazing on leftovers... grazing on leftovers... grazing on leftovers some more

The question... do I use my everyday corelle, or do I drag out and wash up the pretty wedding china? Neither is conducive to fall colors, but I'm ok with that.


  1. I was going to vote for Corelle... :-) I like the Turkey's last flight tradition! -Missy


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