Are you reading for Thanksgiving? Having a plan makes the day a little less harried. Here are some ideas for Thanksgiving Preparations.
Do you hear it?
That’s Thanksgiving driving down your street.
Luckily, he doesn’t have GPS and won’t ask for directions, so he’ll be driving around for a few minutes more before he actually pulls into your driveway.
But in any event, you need to get your Thanksgiving Preparations in gear. Lucky for you, I’ve teamed up with a couple of friends to give you some Thanksgiving inspiration today. Make sure to head over to their pages…links are at the bottom of this page.
What You Could Do Now To Make Thanksgiving Day Run Smoother:
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If you are hosting, then check your linens to make sure that they are clean and ironed.
If you are like me and use your crystal once or twice a year, then you might want to rinse the dust off of them…just saying.
Polish any silver you will be using
Go ahead and set your table. That will give you a sense of what pieces you may need to clean and what pieces you may need to borrow.
I absolutely love my Juliska dishes, but I found these brown transferware salad plates at a local thrift store to add just a little something different to my place setting. They weren’t expensive and they play so nicely with my white Juliska dishes.
I love these little place cards that I found in a cute little store in Columbia, SC while we were ‘college shopping’ last month.
How is your candle inventory? I know I need to grab tea lights…but I’m staying away from the 1-hour burn time ones, tired of those things burning out before dinner is over. I didn’t realize that there were 4- and 8-hour tea lights, so I just ordered a bag of these...thanks Amazon Prime!
Use unique or personal pieces to make your table a reflection of you. This spoon in the Winter Spiced Cranberry Conserve was my baby spoon. I actually prefer it tarnished, so I rarely polish it…love the character of it.
Prepare Some Of Your Thanksgiving Food Ahead of Time:
Not only is this Winter Spiced Cranberry Conserve outstanding by the spoonful straight out of the jar on turkey, but it also truly delicious over a wedge of warm brie for the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer. It is served in the creamer that pairs with the sugar bowl.
I have the days of Thanksgiving Week planned out as well. Because my table is all set, my Thanksgiving Preparations are all about food for the days before Thanksgiving:
Monday: I will pick up my Fresh Turkey, purchase the fresh vegetables from the grocery store
If your turkey is frozen, put it in the refrigerator to defrost.
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