Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Master Plan

After (too) much discussion, the Thanksgiving scene has finally been set. I am cooking. We are eating at the big house. The big house is Nick's grandparents' house which now belongs to their daughters. It is the only house in the family with enough table space for everyone. We will be 12-15 strong, I think.

The menu!

  • Salad - something with pomegranates
  • Turkey, of course
  • Ham
  • Dressing w/dried cranberries
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Roasted root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, parsnips)
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Quick breads - pumpkin, cranberry, something cheesy?
  • Pie - apple, pumpkin, cherry

The plan for Wednesday!

  • Bake ham
  • Bake quick breads
  • Bake pies
  • Make stuffing but don't bake it
  • Make sweet potatoes

The plan for Thursday!

  • Enlist someone to make salad
  • Enlist someone to set the table
  • Enlist children to decorate table with pretty leaves and make a centerpiece from ?
  • Roast turkey in the electric roaster
  • Roast veg in the oven
  • Bake dressing in oven
  • Steam broccoli on range
  • Nuke mashed sweet potatoes
  • Make gravy

I think it's going to be a very good day.


Mary Witzl said...

Oh, if only I could send you some of our pomegranates! We have dozens of these outside here, lying on the ground. Pomegranate juice is on offer in every store and some people munch on pomegranate seeds.

And I wish Turkey were available here -- or rather, I wish you could buy it without taking out a mortgage. Ironic, isn't it -- no turkey for Turks?

Jen said...

Pomegranates! I just a read a story in our local paper that prior to the 90's, most of the pomegranates were shipped overseas. Now they're the "new blueberry", which apparently is equivalent to being the "new black" in the fashion industry.

Christy said...

I never even had one until five or six years ago, at a Thanksgiving meal. And I just love them. I'm not big on juice, but finding one of those little jewels in a salad is always a treat.