Last month, I posted that my SIL and I are making Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. Grandma loving has passed us the torch and when she did it, it felt like it was in the distant future.
Except now I’m saying, holy s*t it’s November and Thanksgiving is just a week away!!
I’m extremely excited about making the meal, but also, as an anal retentive, Type-A, hyper-organized, people pleaser (which could also be hashtaged, #reasonswhyimsingle), I am nervous.
So to ease my nerves, I’m channeling my PR/Type-A-ness and moving in to an organized, Project Manager role for this meal.
That included starting an email chain with my SIL to share recipes, menu options and timing.
She also mentioned creating an “oven schedule” to ensure everything we prioritize what needs to cook and be reheated. I nearly wept in joy when I read that. She gets me.
So here is our near final menu:
- Turkey (going with pre-cooked this year)
- Mashed potatoes and gravy
- Sweet potatoes
- Butternut squash soup
- Fruit salad (break up all of the veggies)
- Green bean casserole
- Corn and wild rice salad
- Dinner rolls
- Cranberry chutney (still in negotiations)
After reading over this list again, I will not need to eat for a month.
Like I said, it’s near final so there may be a few changes still but I’m very happy with this. I’m also salivating over the thought of succulent turkey.
Now, I’m off to dig up more recipe options and start building that cooking spreadsheet. You know you work in PR when…
Do you plan ahead for big meals?