I cooked my first full Thanksgiving dinner, my first turkey, in fact. We usually go to two or three houses and have a potluck style Thanksgiving. But this year it turned out that we needed to have a dinner at my house. My parents were here from Georgia and my two sisters wanted to spend some time with them and none of them would be able to cook anything, so I did it.
I followed Flylady's plan for Thanksgiving dinner. I followed it almost to a tee. The only thing I did not do was make the roasted sweet potatoes. The plan started 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and included your grocery list. Most of the work was done before the big day, so it really was a peaceful day. I planned all the serving dishes 4 days before, started cooking three days before, and set the table the night before. I loved having a timeline to follow. She even told me when to put the butter on the table.
When we sat down to eat, the food on the plate looked so pretty and traditional. I couldn't believe that I was able to put that together we such little stress. It was all very tasty, too.
And Dick bought a coffee maker at a thrift shop, so my parents could have coffee. We don't drink coffee, (except Levi and Mandi try to.) So now we have a coffee maker on our kitchen counter for the first time in our married life ( 18 yrs)
I feel so grown up.