It seems like every year the gap between Halloween and Christmas tends to get more and more overlooked and slowly Thanksgiving has become all but a forgotten holiday....for some. But, I mean, who overlooks a holiday dedicated to stuffing yourself with stuffing?? You better believe it's not this girl!
Of course, this year has been a bit of an exception since I've been buried in moving boxes and moving problems. And warm weather in November is certainly throwing me off/taking some time to adjust to (Wait....you mean, it's not July right now?!), so TBH, I feel like I'm kind of overlooking/forgetting about all the holidays. I mean, it's a little hard to think about finding a turkey to roast when you don't even have a single pan in your kitchen, ya feel me? But thankfully, somehow, by some miracle of God, our stuff was finally delivered yesterday, exactly one week before Thanksgiving. You better believe all the praise hands are going up!
Since we all have busy lives and lots going, I know I'm not the only one who hasn't planned anything for turkey day. So, for all our sakes, I thought I'd share a little "one week until Thanksgiving plan" along with some holiday inspo and recipes.
one week until Thanksgiving plan
6-7 DAYS OUT
- Decide on a menu
- Order and/or go buy a turkey (This is most definitely one thing you don't want to wait until the last minute on!)
4-5 DAYS OUT
- Clean your home
- Grab any table decor items that don't require a vase (i.e. gords, dried flowers, potted plants, baskets, linens if you're using them)
3 DAYS OUT
- If you have a separate dining room, start prepping and setting the table
- Make place cards
- Pick up remaining groceries
- If you picked up a frozen turkey, start defrosting it
2 DAYS OUT
- Grab fresh flowers for the table (if you're using them)
THE DAY BEFORE
- Set the table
- Chill any necessary beverages (i.e. wine and/or beer, etc)
- Prep any make-ahead food (make cranberry stuff, prep stuffing, bake pies, whip cream, etc)
- Decide on serving dishes and mark them with post-it notes so it's easy to assemble everything day-of
- Run any last minute errands for forgotten items
- Bake the turkey, mash the potatoes, make the gravy, serve the food, enjoy with family and friends, give thanks
So, I'd love to know, is anyone else excited for some turkey/stuffing/gravy/alllll the things? Or, are you like "Nah, I'm good! I'm just over here waiting on Christmas!"?
ADD SOME SIDES (click the images to be taken to each recipes)
AND DON'T FORGET, The TURKEY ISN'T THE ONLY ONE THAT NEEDS TO GET DRESSED ;)