For those of us who are “in charge” of putting together the Thanksgiving feast, one of the biggest causes of stress is the fear that we’ll forget something. Not this year! Use our checklist to make sure you’re good to go, right down to the last cranberry.
Three weeks ahead:
Clean oven, fridge, freezer
Order your fresh turkey, if pre-ordering
Plan decorations and purchase if needed
Two weeks ahead:
Confirm what dishes guests will bring
Check kitchen supplies
One week ahead:
Buy wine and other beverages
Prepare shopping list
Re-arrange furniture to fit in extra chairs, a table leaf, etc.
Five days ahead:
Shop for non-perishables and frozen turkey, if using
Clean common areas of the house
Three days ahead:
Start to defrost turkey in refrigerator
Create cooking schedule
Two days ahead:
Shop for perishables
Buy fresh flowers
Use your cooking schedule to stay on course
Enlist family members or friends to help
Enjoy the day with family and friends!