Countdown to Turkey Day November 23, 2010

Heather says:

Tick. Tock. Your time is running out. However, you’ve been following along with this year’s Countdown to Turkey Day and aren’t stressing, right?

  • Grab your Thanksgiving Shopping List and buy your produce and other perishables.
  • If you went the fresh route, pick up your turkey.
  • If your turkey is thawing, take a moment to get rid of the condensation that may be pooling under your thawing turkey.
    You don’t want to have your turkey resting in a bacterial swimming pool.
  • If your turkey is still in the deep freeze, pull it out and put it in the refrigerator. Give it as much of a head start on a water bath thaw as possible.  If you need tips, check out: How to Quickly Thaw a Turkey in a Water Bath.
  • Take some time today and get the house as close to company ready as possible.
  • Find your meat thermometer, roasting pan, the blades for the food processor, and any other kitchen gadgets that don’t often see the light of day.

Don’t worry, it looks like more than it is. Finally take a moment and confirm that you have enough servingware, silverware, plates, etc for your guests.

Are you ready?


  1. Michael Carnell on November 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I love cats, kittens, ovens and biscuits. But, face it. You are still a yankee at heart, and you live way out there in the wilderness. Not Charleston. 😉 Why do you think the most given wedding gift in Charleston is the Charleston Rice Spoon? Don't believe me? Go ask Belks or any Charleston type shop. Seriously!

    • HeatherSolos on November 24, 2010 at 10:29 am

      *snort* No.
      If I was a yankee at heart, I don't think I'd been half as homesick when we were in MN.
      Nope, my heart is here, even if I don't have the blue blood to pass the Charleston litmus test.

      • Michael Carnell on November 24, 2010 at 10:40 am

        You know I love you! I don't pass the blue blood test either. Wish I did…

        • HeatherSolos on November 24, 2010 at 11:06 am

          The extra cha-ching would be nice, huh?

  2. Michael Carnell on November 24, 2010 at 9:11 am

    There's no green bean casserole in that picture! Or rice!! How wrong that is. 😉

    • HeatherSolos on November 24, 2010 at 9:58 am

      My sister is always in charge of the green bean casserole and she wasn't there that day. Rice? I will never understand you and your interesting ways. We have rice all the time, why waste precious plate room on that?

      • Michael Carnell on November 24, 2010 at 10:17 am

        Because we are Southerners. More specifically from Charleston where rice was one of the cash crops for hundreds of years. It is tradition!

        • HeatherSolos on November 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

          I've lived here my entire life, ok all but 5 years of it, and I've never had rice on Thanksgiving.
          Now if you say something about, cats, kittens, ovens, and biscuits I may be forced to retract all the nice things I was saying about you yesterday.

  3. Paula @ Home Accents on November 23, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The table is just gorgeous! I shampooed the carpet throughout the whole house over the weekend. Moving furniture, cleaning baseboards, made out the shopping list, done the shopping, did the yardwork today, Putting the feet up tonight to relax a bit. Pie baking comes tomorrow and cleaning the bathrooms, mopping, then I guess putting on the final touches before the big day. Lots of work, but it's all worth it. I wish you, and everyone else a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  4. Mrs. Jen B on November 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Yes! Or at least…somewhat! 😉 I second Kristin – what a gorgeous table!

  5. Kristin on November 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Your table looks amazing, Heather! Thanks for all the advice and organization. I am def. weaving your "stuff" into so much of what I am doing this year!

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