How are YOU doing on your Thanksgiving Checklist?
Make your guest list.
Make your menu.
Order your turkey--especially if you want a fresh one. (Plan on 1 1/4 pounds per person.)
Measure your oven to make sure your turkey will fit.
Invite your guests. (Before you get on the phone, have a list of guests and a list of dishes. Then, if someone offers to bring a dish, accept the offer. And if they don't offer, ask them.)
Check your equipment:
- Table (one large enough for all your guests)
- Chairs for all of your guests
- Dinner plates
- Dessert plates
- Coffee cups and saucers
- Polished forks, knives and spoons
- Water glasses
- Clean wine glasses
- Clean napkins
- Tablecloth (large enough to fit your table)
Cooking and serving items:
- Roasting pan: Is it the right size for your turkey? Will it fit into your oven? (Don't laugh: It's easier to buy the right pan today than it will be on Thanksgiving morning.)
- Big-enough bowls, pots and serving platters
- Bread basket
- Gravy pitcher
- Well-sharpened knives
- Coffeepot--Can yours make both regular and decaf for a crowd? Maybe you should get a thermos.
- Sugar bowl
- Cream pitcher
Make a seating chart.
Work on your shopping lists--don't forget tonic, seltzer and apple cider for the kids.
Begin cooking--relish will keep in the fridge for a week; gravy freezes well.)
Select a wine--Caterers recommend providing a half bottle for each guest--not counting children, of course.
Tidy up the house.
Put clean towels in the bathroom.
Make a final shopping list--Remember ice, cream for the coffee and nuts for nibbling in the living room.
OH! I'm OUT of BREATH!
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HOW????? you ask?
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