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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holidays | Entertaining | Thanksgiving Planner | Countdown Day 10 | Plan Menu

Creating an efficient timeline and checklist is an essential part of any successful party.  Here is my version that will help you have a stress-free and fun Thanksgiving!

I created this menu from special requests, family traditions and new ideas!

When planning the menu, I think about what can be made ahead of time, what will need to be in the oven at what time and for how long - I only have 1 oven, so oven space is limited.  I also plan the platter on which it will be served.




THANKSGIVING MENU
prepared in
start time
cooking time
serving piece
Jenny
Roasted Turkey





with lemon, garlic & thyme basted in white wine & butter
Oven - Roasting Pan
9am 
5:00
Large White Oval Platter

day before : none




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Mashed Potatoes





yukon gold potatoes mashed with butter, salt & pepper
Stove Top - Lg Stock Pot 
1pm
1:00
Round Pewter Bowl

day before : peel potatoes & soak in water




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Traditional Herbed Stuffing





fresh herbs, mushrooms and bread cubes
Crock-Pot
11am
3:00
Grey Staub Crock

day before : pack in crock-pot




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Gravy





from drippings of turkey, chicken stock, wine & butter
Stove Top -  Sauce Pan
1:30pm
:30
Pewter Gravy Boat

day before : none




Mike’s Mom
Vegetables (?)





Up to Joy!



White Oval Platter






Mom
Sweet Potatoes 





Baked Sweet Potatoes
White Baking Dish
1:30pm
:30
White Baking Dish

day before : (mom) prepare completely




Mike’s Sister
Croissants





homemade croissants



Oval Pewter Bowl






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Pecan Pie





Chocolate & Pecan Pie



White Pie Dish

day before : prepare pastry crust




Jill
Coconut Pie





Creamy Coconut Meringue Pie with Toasted Coconut



White Pie Dish

day before : prepare pastry crust




Jill
Pumpkin Pie





traditional  



Mom’s White Pie Dish

day before : prepare pastry crust




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Spiced Nuts





barefoot contessa’s new rosemary and chipotle nuts



White Footed Bowl

day before : prepare completely




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Fleur De Sel Caramels





homemade caramels



Med Pewter Tray

day before : prepare completely



Glassine Bags
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Cheese Platter





selection of artisan cheese with flat breads



Large Pewter Tray

day before : none




Mike 
Wine





Red & White Wine



Rustic Wine Glasses






Mom
Pumpkin Beer





Local Pumpkin Beer



Chilled in Large Pewter Bowl






1 comment:

  1. This is fabulous! Is it possible for me to open it in another window and tweak it for my menu?

    ReplyDelete

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