Countdown to Turkey Day: Nov 2

Heather says:

Today it is time to sit down for five minutes and decide: where, when, and who. Grab a pencil and write it down.

Where will dinner be held?

What time will dinner be served?

Who is coming and does anyone have any allergies or dietary restrictions?

Make your phone calls and begin firming up plans. Pretty soon we will be ensuring there is enough seating, menu planning, cleaning, and scheduling for the big day. You don’t want any big surprises once the ingredients have been purchased.


  1. Bramble on November 5, 2007 at 12:43 am

    As much as I love tofu, Tofurkey is a sin against nature and should be responded to with a Turducken.

  2. Rachel on November 3, 2007 at 11:40 am

    We still haven’t figured out which of our parents gets “custody” of us for the holiday, or what our work schedules will accomodate! Last year, we moved into the house over Thanksgiving, and ended up having dinner at Shoney’s because we forgot that the groceries would be closed by the time we got done.

  3. Carol on November 3, 2007 at 7:51 am

    Our menu is the same, or else their is an uproar at the Thanksgiving day table. The only changes are dessert and appetizers. My sister makes all the desserts and I do the appetizers. Everyone else pitches in with the main meal, and it is done here. Already have my free turkey earned. Now, time to start cleaning, so we can get the rugs cleaned for the holiday season.

  4. boogiemum on November 2, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Got it! I also have my entire menu planned and (shhh… some things are prepped and in the freezer!)

  5. Margolis on November 2, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I think we’re going to be with my husband’s family and my sister-in-law is in charge with several friends. (another sigh) She’s a vegetarian.
    (Disclaimer: I have vegetarian tendencies, but I consider turkey on Thanksgiving sacred and tofurkey does NOT COUNT.)

  6. Bramble on November 2, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    These are easy this year:
    When I darn well get to it
    No one and Yep.
    I’ve even got a high chair now should Bump show up early…

  7. chocolatechic on November 2, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Or, you could just call your mom and ask her what time your supposed to show up. 🙂