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Thanksgiving Timeline for Success - Four Days Ahead

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, November 23, 2015


Only four days left until the big day. Here is a to do list for the next three days.

Four Days Ahead:

·         Defrost turkey in your refrigerator

·         Make your own ice cubes and store in freezer bags

·         Time to organize and clean the house

·         Put up wreaths, candles and other decorations

·         Touch base with guests to find out what space they need for the dishes they are bringing and if they need any serving pieces or utensils

·         Organize plastic containers, bags, wraps, etc. for leftovers

Two Days Ahead:

·         Refrigerate beverages

·         Buy flowers/have centerpiece delivered

·         Shop for perishable food items

·         Clean vegetables and refrigerate

·         Set out bread if you are making homemade stuffing

·         Fill butter dishes and salt and pepper shakers

·         Make the cranberry sauce

·         Finish light housecleaning

·         Lay a fire in your fireplace for you to light later

·         Put up your decorations

One Day Ahead:

·         Peel potatoes and store in a pot of cold water in the refrigerator

·         Do all the meal prep you can—chopping, peeling or toasting, baking pies, etc.

·         Supply bathrooms with extra paper goods and hand towels

·         Make stuffing

·         Spot clean rooms you’ll use

·         In the evening set the table together as a family

·         Make side dishes that can be baked ahead

·         Set up a staging area for coffee, desserts and drinks

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