Oven-roasted turkey with sage/onion/celery stuffing
Butternut squash (a new addition)
Pearl onions in cream sauce
Green Bean casserole (my daughter's contribution this year)
Canned corn (so my grandson will eat)
Homemade rolls, butter
Apple pie, mince pie
Coffee and tea
MY TO DO LIST FOR THE WEEK
Run good dishes through dishwasher
Launder Thanksgiving tablecloth and napkins (iron!)
Write menu list and post on fridge (otherwise, I'll forget something!)
Get out all serving dishes and utensils to match list
Vac, dust and Windex dining room
Clean guest bathroom
Make apple pie (Mince pie is store-bought)
Make pearl onions/cream sauce
Make stuffing (don't put in turkey until tomorrow)
Clean up kitchen
Empty kitchen trash, clean sink
Run and empty dishwasher at end of day
Set out clean dishcloths and kitchen towels
Stuff turkey and put in oven
Make rolls (dough in bread machine then to oven)
Put cranberry sauce in serving dish and put in fridge
Take butter out to soften
1 hr. before turkey is done, peel and cook potatoes, squash
Take turkey out to rest, make gravy from pan drippings
Heat up canned corn (sigh)
Fill sink with hot, soapy water to put pans into immediately after food goes into serving bowl.
Serve all food to table or sideboard
Hold hands around the table and tell what we're thankful for.
Line up all serving bowls on kitchen table. Using aluminum pie tins (10 to 12), serve up complete dinner in each one, cover with foil, freeze. These are our Turkey TV dinners we will eat for the next 1 - 2 months!
It is my husband's job to clean up the dishes and pots and pans, and put the first round in the dishwasher. We generally have to run the dishwasher at least twice.
Tablecloth and napkins to laundry room. Put normal centerpiece back on table, clean up room.
Serve pie and beverages about three hours after dinner.
Done, done and done!