So, Thursday is Thanksgiving and I am planning a traditional menu.
Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, two kinds of stuffing, green beans almondine (NOT the slimy, icky green bean casserole that I abhor!), homemade cranberry relish/sauce, carrot-pineapple salad (a favorite of mine!), broccoli with butter sauce, dinner rolls, cherry pie, apple pie and a fresh veggie plate.
I'll be baking the pies tomorrow, making the carrot-raisin salad and cranberry relish on Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon, I will make sure the turkey is thawed out, if it isn't, I'll do the cold water bath until it is and start cooking it around 3 a.m.I will start my bread dough then as well. Everything else can be done within two hours of serving...which will be around 2 p.m.
Simple menu, a lot of do-ahead stuff. I have Girl and Boy and the Darlin' Man assisting me, so I will be able to sleep for a while after I put the turkey in.
YAY! for family backing you up!