Thanksgiving can be a very daunting task when you wait until the last minute to get everything together!
What to Do One Week before Thanksgiving
By Shauna Hanus
You only have seven days until your Thanksgiving guests arrive. Is it time to panic or time to plan? You are going to need a clean house, a scrumptious meal and a happy family. It is time to plan. Pull out your Thanksgiving planning calendars you started three weeks before Thanksgiving and get going.
One Week before Thanksgiving:
Make a list of all your vegetables and creamery needs. You can purchase butter and heavy cream now and be sure to have enough. Often times the stores will sell out of these items closer to Thanksgiving.
All your vegetable needs such as squash, potatoes and green beans will keep well for a week. By purchasing all these items ahead of time you will not only be sure to have plenty you will also make your last minute shopping easier.
Dig out all your linens, china, crystal and silver.
Begin with washing and drying your linens. Iron your table cloth and napkins then lay them out on the table. Polish any silver you will be using and make sure that all the crystal is clean and sparkling. Hand wash all your fine china and lay it out on the table.
Dig out any turkey roasters, platters and serving dishes you will be using. Wash and prepare all of them so they are clean and ready on Thanksgiving. This will help to reduce your stress when it comes time to begin cooking.
Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in creating gourmet recipes. She has put together a special Thanksgiving e-Cookbook that gives you 73 recipes to cook your leftover turkey as well as two bonus e-books of a special holiday ice cream cookbook that includes favorites like pumpkin pie ice cream and pecan pie ice cream. She has also put together a holiday planning guide to help you have the most enjoyable Thanksgiving ever. You can find all of these at http://www.turkey-leftovers.com
I hope you enjoyed today’s installment of Cooking With Kimberly! Be prepared and enjoy your Thanksgiving…Don’t Stress this year! Until next time…
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