We can’t make your grocery list for you, but we can help with the kitchen to-do list.
Feel free to add, erase, or substitute - but remember to have a plan ahead of time.
Where the Heck is the Gravy Bowl?
- Add silver polish and rags to the grocery list and assign a family member the task of silver polishing and fine china cleaning the weekend before the big feast.
- Also, plan on having a little more silverware than needed because someone is bound to bring a friend over for a plate and surprise your guest list. It’s better to over plan than under plan.
- Don’t forget to check your blender, food processor, and mixer. If they usually don’t get a lot of yearly use they may be missing a part or two. Better to be safe than sorry because borrowing a mixer from the neighbor on Thanksgiving morning may not be greeted with a smile.
How Long Has This Onion Been in the Fridge?
- The refrigerator is too cold for potatoes and turns their starch to sugar! Let’s save the sugar consumption for Grandma’s pie and not extra mashed potatoes.
- Don’t put tomatoes in the fridge unless you are planning a mushy tomato dish. The fridge is also too cold for them.
- Onions don’t belong in the fridge either because not only will they make everything else smell like an onion, but they will also get too soft from the cold temps.
- Try to remove some of the old condiments as well (like jellies and salad dressings) that may have been in there since last Thanksgiving. Please check items for dates before serving!