Loans By Kathy: Turkey Day War Plan, Is Yours Ready?

Turkey Day War Plan, Is Yours Ready?


Turkey day war plan, is yours ready?  Yes, Thanksgiving Day is less than a week away.  Many are making travel plans, others are planning a menu for their dinner on Thursday.  Whatever way you are celebrating, I recommend that you put together a plan.  I like to call mine the Turkey Day War Plan.  This year, I will be hosting dinner for my family.  This is the first year in many that I have had the honor.  Being single, cooking for a group of eight, is not something that I do on a regular basis.  So in order to make the day a perfect success, I have my plan:

  • All recipes are written down and in one folder
  • Made a detailed shopping list
  • Determine what items can be done ahead
  • Prep everything possible before Thursday
  • Schedule baking time prior to Thursday
  • Thaw turkey in the refrigerator starting on Monday
  • Set the table
  • Thursday morning - let the cooking begin!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


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Comment balloon 7 commentsKathy Sheehan • November 23 2013 04:00PM


Kathy, sounds like you are very organized and ready for the big day.  Have a wonderful time cooking for your family and have a blessed day!

Posted by Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate! (UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA) almost 6 years ago

We are heading to my mother in law's place for Thanksgiving and only bringing a side dish or two.  We sure do have it easy!  Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 6 years ago

Hi, Kathy.  My wife and I dine out on Thanksgiving (this year we are joining another couple at A la Provence here in Tallahassee).  It is just so much easier than cooking at home.

   Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Amanda and Jared, I wasn't this lucky this year....

Fred, I have been on both sides.  I would rather be at home.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 6 years ago

Kathy~ I would call it a game plan and I think it's a fantastic idea to plan ahead! We are having our family Thanksgiving on Tuesday because our son works on Thursday this year. We basically have the same menu every year, so I should create a Turkey Game Day plan folder with the recipes AND the grocery list. It would make 2014 that much easier! Love the idea. Thanks!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) almost 6 years ago

I had my cookbook out last night that has a few recipes in it that I need to buy things for.  Need to get the game plan together.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 6 years ago

Kathy - I'm cooking this year too. I did the base for the Brandied Sweet Potato Souflee today and am making spinach balls this afternoon. Not sure what else I can get done but am working on it!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 6 years ago