Countdown to Turkey Day 2009: Nov 3

Heather says:

Thanksgiving will be here in just over three weeks.

If you have company coming, now is not the time to launch any big home improvement type projects. I’m not talking about necessary repair, if you have a hole in your roof, by all means get it fixed. If you’ve never played host over a holiday, don’t add in the stress of painting a room or gutting a bathroom over the next few weeks.

You see that handy post-it in the upper right?* Those chores will take you through your house or apartment three times before Thanksgiving arrives. Add in 10 – 15 minutes of The Secret to a Clean Home every day and you will be company ready long before Thanksgiving gets here.

If you’re a novice cook and you’ve never cooked for company or roasted a chicken, you have homework.

If your house is a disaster and you don’t know where to begin, check out Getting Started on Your Messy House or start with the sink.

The recipes from Sunday will start appearing this afternoon. I normally try to space things out, but this month I want to be sure everything is up in plenty of time for pre-holiday grocery shopping. If you’re new to Home-Ec101.com, the norm is once per day with a recipe or two a week.

*If you’re reading via RSS or email, it’s only visible on the site itself, I haven’t figured out how to make it show up in the feed, too.



2 Comments

  1. Vera on November 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Looking forward to the cranberry/apple/sage stuffing recipe! I want to make that for Thanksgiving dinner at the mother-in-law's

  2. Caroline on November 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    "If you’ve never played host over a holiday, don’t add in the stress of painting a room or gutting a bathroom over the next few weeks."

    In 88 or 89 my parents had the kitchen remodeled. Took longer than expected – ended up with a somewhat working kitchen-but no bathroom on the first floor. 20+ people. 2 kids come down with stomach flu on Thanksgiving morning. Didn't know you couldn't put sweet potato skins down a garbage disposal (installed 2 days before) so the kitchen sink got backed up. The flu ended up hitting every person at the party except for my 2 y/o sister and my dad. Even the people that came on Sunday afternoon got sick. Plus, everyone had to walk past the sick people on Thanksgiving to use the bathroom. Good times.

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