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.