Planning the Thanksgiving Meal

Do you ever wonder how Pilgrim women managed to plan and prepare a dinner party for 30 guests or more without the benefit of a grocery store and modern appliances? Yeah, me neither. It’s difficult for me to wrap my head around such concepts, so I don’t even try.

Heck, I struggle to plan and execute a big meal for two people, and I’ve got easy access to several grocery stores, a microwave, a double oven, and a refrigerator/freezer. God certainly knew what She was doing by placing me in this century. I’d have made a lousy pioneer woman.

Nevertheless, I have gathered all of the ingredients necessary to have a turkey dinner with each of Studly Doright’s favorite side dishes. The cornbread for our dressing will need to be baked on Wednesday, as will the pecan pie. Then I’ll need to hide the pecan pie for a period not less than 24 hours or Studly will consume it all before Thanksgiving dinner has even been served. I know this from previous experience.

I’ll rise early on Thursday morning to get the turkey in to bake and then try my best to get all of the side dishes ready to serve when the turkey is done. Since it’s just the two of us for dinner this year I expect everything will turn out perfectly. No one will believe I cooked a stellar meal even though Studly will sing my praises for months. They’ll think he doth protest too much. Maybe he doth.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

23 thoughts on “Planning the Thanksgiving Meal”

    1. If I get up right after he goes to work and bake the pie first, THEN bake the cornbread, the scent of pecan pie is diluted and I can often get away with hiding it in the cupboard. Otherwise, there’ll be no dessert.

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    2. Lol Leslie I got one just like it. After last week’s guzzling of this week’s blackberry and red wine crumble I HAD to take him to the freezer, and warn him off the Christmas Day cake and puddings I made. I mean seriously BIG TIME warn.

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      1. Aye well… this was the red warning. That’s not the red fury warning it’s the I will just bring out these empty dishes and pile of crumbs at the meal on Christmas Day and set them centre table. Then…then, Leslie I will bring out the bags of flour, the pots and the baking trays… believe me, I have done similar and the docility of the lamb ensues.

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      1. Yes. I’m five years older than the older of the two and seven years older than the one whose wife I detest. Mom worked so I looked after them in the summertime. I was a mean big sister—otherwise they wouldn’t mind me. But we had really good times, too.


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