preparations for Thanksgiving

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Wow what a nice sunny day it is here in good ol’ *hometown* USA.  As soon as I got the kids to school and took my shower I made my way to the grocery store for thanksgiving groceries trip #1.  Trip #2 is tomorrow because my husband has the day off and he loves Costco.  (We’re getting the turkey at Costco…….)

And lest you think I was going to bring all the groceries inside the house myself:

..and yes, he did get up and do it.  🙂

So, for preparations today, I am slowly getting organized to make sure I have all the things I need for the dishes I will be preparing on Thursday.

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~Disposable turkey roaster because who wants to scrub out a turkey roaster?
~Bread for stuffing.
~Poultry seasoning, of which I have plenty because it’s one of those things that I never want to run out of so I end up getting more of it than I need.
~Turkey bags to roast the turkey in.

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~wheat pilaf

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~punch (sherbet in the freezer)….I will be putting the juice and soda on the porch to cool.

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~pickles and olives (tray which used to belong to Rich’s grandmother)

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~chips and dip

~I could make deviled eggs but haven’t committed yet.

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~Orange jello salad (cool whip in freezer)

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~crackers and cheese tray

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~miscellaneous– more serving pieces

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~corn casserole (sour cream and butter will be added, and eggs)

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~more trays, plates, and dishes if needed

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this along with the dishes that are in the kitchen (plates, bowls, and mugs)

These are the wonderful people attending our meal on Thursday, Lord willing:

Myself
Rich
Jacob-going to VT today to get Ethan, thank you J!
Ethan
David
Grace
Caleb
Seth
Sarah Joy
Michael
Mom-will be helping me in the kitchen
Dad
Dave
Maria-bringing pies, baklava, and wine
Amanda-bringing sweet potatoes, coleslaw, wine, and homemade cranberry sauce
Jason
Abigail
Naomi
Weston
Nate
Melissa-bringing a vegetable tray and a birthday cake
Makayla-birthday girl!
Gregory
Isaac
Cassandra-bringing salad
a guest invited by my sister

Now that I’m done with the groceries I am going to watch a movie, fold laundry and do some cleaning.  Seth and Sarah will be home in an hour.

xo

5 thoughts on “preparations for Thanksgiving

  1. Sounds like all that lovely first aware you have will be put in good use!😉 Had to say that too. Have a wonderful time. We are going to a friend’s house. They are from Wisconsin so that makes it feel more like family.😉
    I have pie and jello duty.

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