Here are all my daily lists for preparing for Thanksgiving. I’ve gathered them together from all over this site so you can use them if you want to. The lists start on Friday, November 18th and go through Thanksgiving Day, November 24th this year, 2016.
You can print this page out and use these lists, adding your own notes, to help you prepare.
Friday, November 18th
Finish making pie crusts for the freezer
Make cornbread and biscuits for dressing, crumble and freeze in plastic bags
Grocery shop for non-perishables
Clean bathroom and do general straightening in the house
Saturday, November 19th
Take turkeys out to defrost
Grocery shop for perishables
Cleaning and laundry
Monday, November 21st
Check on turkeys as they defrost
Clean dining room, put out plates, utensils, etc.
Set out all casserole dishes, pots and pans, see if I have what I need to cook everything
Make Aunt Eura’s Yeast Rolls and put in freezer
Make Cranberry Relish, refrigerate
Tuesday, November 22nd
Brine the turkeys. I’ll use the Traditional Turkey recipe this year!
Assemble casseroles and refrigerate (sweet potato, green bean, any casserole that does not contain breads, baking soda or baking powder.)
Make a Breakfast Casserole for Thursday, freeze or refrigerate
Wednesday, November 23rd
Take Breakfast casserole out of freezer
Make dressing and refrigerate
Roast turkey, carve, refrigerate in chicken broth
Do last minute laundry
Thursday, November 24th – Thanksgiving Day
Put Breakfast casserole in to bake
Take pies and yeast rolls out of freezer early
Make mashed potatoes
Bake yeast rolls
Dinner is ready!