Brainstorm Page (left page):
Baked Brie Bites *Joy the Baker* (Wed: assemble & freeze to be baked Thurs @ 4:45p)
Apricot & Goat Cheese Bites *Shutterbean* (Wed: prep goat cheese mixture, assemble Thurs @ 4p)
Peanut Brittle *my Me-Maw's recipe* (Tues: make, break, and baggie)
TURKEY!!! *Martha Stewart, Wit & Vinegar* (Wed eve: cut out backbone, break breastbone, rub butter & rosemary under the skin. Re-bag, & roast Thurs @ 12p)
Honey Yeast Rolls *Annie's Eats* (Wed eve: make & bake rolls. Baggie.)
Cranberry Sauce *store (my husband is a sucker for canned cranberry sauce)
Mashed Potatoes *brought by friend*
Curried Cauliflower *brought by mother-in-law*
Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Wed: scrub & slice potatoes. Wash & fridge)
Stuffing *Pioneer Woman* (Wed morn: Cube bread & store in airy bag to dry)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts *Shutterbean* (Wed afternoon: wash & cut brussels in half)
Gravy *my momma's recipe* (Thurs afternoon: immediately after turkey, make gravy with drippings)
Salad *brought by friend*
Apple Crisp *brought by friend*
Sweet Potato Pie *Joy the Baker* (Wed afternoon/eve: make & fridge overnight)
Cranberry Cream Pie *Cook Local* (I ended up making this unplanned pie Thursday morning)
Cranberry Champagne Jello Shots *A Beautiful Mess* (Wed noon: make & pour so they can set overnight)
Sweet Iced Tea (Thurs morn)
Scribbles around page:
make pumpkin cookies?
shower? (not sure why I have a question mark next to shower . . . I did shower, I promise)
>>--Thanksgiving Day--> right page:
9:30a: ->Matt to work ( he didn't have to work until 10:30a, but he let me drop him off early so I wouldn't have to get out while I was in the midst of crazy cooking. He's the best like that.)
-> go to Ledge & pick up black table clothes, burlap, & extra cookie sheet
-> Canadian Tire: 12 pint jars, 12 quart jars
-> Collect a few branches for decor
-> Grocer: whipped cream, honey, loaf bread, parsley, extra cran sauce (because inevitably you will have forgotten a few things on your first big shop)
11a: make buttermilk pie crust-fridge disc for 1 hour. Make sweet tea.
11:30a: turkey in oven-keep basting!
11:45a: decorate & clean up
12:30p: shape crust-back in fridge
1p: check turkey every 10 ish minutes
1:10p: start making cranberry pie. Put in oven when turkey is done (while in oven . . . )
1:20p: coat sweet potato slices with olive oil, salt, pepper, turmeric, & chili flakes. Fridge.
1:30p: Let turkey sit; remove drippings.
1:45p: make gravy
2p: sweet potatoes in oven for 25 min @ 400F
2:15p: cran sauce in dish
2:20p: make stuffing. In dish, ready to bake at 4p
2:30p: roast brussels sprouts for 20 min @ 400F. Make dressing.
2:45p: finish decorating and preparing space.
4:45p: Baked brie bites in oven. Pipe goat cheese mixture on apricots; drizzle with honey.
(That empty space between 2:45p-4:45p was an ambiguous finishing up details, things I forgot, things that take longer than I thought they would, more things I forgot . . . you know, the usual.)