Posts Tagged ‘Countdown to Turkey Day’

Countdown to Turkey Day 2016: November 10

Heather says: How is your Thanksgiving preparation going? Are you staying on top of the weekly chores? Is your dining room table still clear? No? Fix that, I’ll wait. On Tuesday we talked about putting together a tentative guest list. It’s time to go invite everyone formally. I’m not talking about embossed, fancy cards, but…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2016

Heather says Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite time of the year. It’s no secret that I love food and I love to cook for others, and Thanksgiving Dinner is my Superbowl of company dinners. It’s a chance to gather with friends and family and indulge in the traditional and the exceptional. Are you planning on…

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The Day Before Thanksgiving 2014

Heather says: Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Are you ready? Have you been playing along with this year’s Countdown to Turkey Day 2014. What did you think? Was it thorough enough? What needs to be improved? As per usual, I’ll be adding a few more recipes to the site for Christmas and next year.  This year has…

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The Great Pantry Check and REcheck

Heather says: Thanksgiving is nearly here, all of the work you’ve done over the past few weeks will help ensure your event runs smoothly. Today it’s time for the Thanksgiving Pantry double check. Did you see that. I said DOUBLE check. You not only need to do this today, but again before Thanksgiving. Why? Teenagers.…

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One Week Until Thanksgiving

Heather says: We’ve got one week to go until Thanksgiving. This means that it’s time to actually dig out your serving ware and make sure it’s clean. If you ‘re going to polish your silver (who has silver anymore?) it’s time to do that, too. Make room in your refrigerator for your produce and the…

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Plan Your Thanksgiving Thaw and Cooking Timetable

Heather says: Today you need to grab your Thanksgiving day recipes and look at the cook times and temperatures and figure out to get everything cooked and ready at the same time. If you plan on oven roasting your turkey, know that you’ll probably only be able to fit a baking sheet beneath the turkey, unless…

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November 6, Finalize the Guest List

Heather says: Remember November 1 when I told you to sit down and write down your tentative guest list? Have you officially invited your guests? Well, it’s time to do so. Emily Post’s guideline of two weeks’ notice is coming up, plan on getting the word out before Thursday. I want you to remember that the…

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Let’s Practice – Countdown to Turkey Day 2014

Heather says Today is pretty short and sweet, you have two goals: 1. Take your soft menu plan from Monday and go over it. Are there any recipes you haven’t tested? Is there a cooking technique in one that you haven’t tried? Have ever even roasted a chicken? If the answer is yes to any…

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Plan Your Thanksgiving Menu

Heather says Today is pretty simple, it’s another pen and paper exercise. We’re going to create the soft menu plan for our Thanksgiving dinner. Why do I suggest this method instead of getting everything set in stone right away? This allows time to go over the menu a couple of times and really think about…

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Countdown to Turkey Day-2014

Heather says:   Today’s Countdown to Turkey Day mission is to clear the dining room table and begin figuring out seating and serving. It’s time to re-break the habit of using the table to hold everything from the bills and laundry to next week’s homework assignment(s). Will you need the extension for the table?  Do…

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Thanksgiving, Let’s Get Ready

Heather says: Today starts Countdown to Turkey Day 2014.   Today’s job? Decide where and when Thanksgiving Dinner will happen. (If you’re hosting it at someone else’s place you may want to should check with them first.) Who do you want to invite? Who do you have to invite? Who is in your circle of acquaintances…

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Countdown to Turkey Day: The 2010 Postmortem

Heather says: After big events or projects, a lot of companies like to get together and do what they call the postmortem. It’s a way to figure out what went well, what didn’t, and what you should do differently next time. You could do this privately and save it for yourself, but what’s the fun…

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