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Thanksgiving Step 3

I completed step 3 last by going through my recipe list and determining total prep time and cooking time for each dish in order to figure out what I needed to start with and end with. My conclusion: I need three ovens. I decided that some things could be kept warm and hot biscuits were not a necessity. This will be the ultimate test and determine whether next year I cook or we just visit our local Ruby Tuesday. III. How Early Do I Want To Wake Up? Now you need to make a timeline. How long do these dishes take to cook? What should you start on first? If you are making a whole turkey, do you really want to get up a 4:00 a.m. to put it in the oven so you can make sure you eat by noon? If so, good for you. We are different kinds of people. It is easier when there isn’t a huge group of people coming to your house to eat because then you could say, “We are …

Thanksgiving Steps 4-7

I made some changes to my Thanksgiving menu. I chose to use my other mother’s (Pam) macaroni and cheese recipe which included eggs and milk and I decided instead of using one kind of cheese I would use three (parmesan, fontina, medium cheddar). I actually did some of these steps out of order. I did step 4 about a month ago after step 1 and 2. I did steps 5-7 before step 3 . For step 5 I printed out my detailed recipe list I typed up and made a shopping list. So Monday I went grocery shopping for Thanksgiving, step 6. I bought all my ingredients including my turkey breast. My mom suggested that I cook the turkey and mix the dressing tonight (Wednesday). Currently, my turkey is in the oven resting in a pan of water and finely chopped celery and onion. Once the turkey is done I will use the broth left in the pan in my dressing mixture (my mom’s tip and recipe) of cornbread, white bread, and poultry seasoning. I went …