Thanksgiving is almost here! I’ve been preparing for this day for over a month and now were are in the home stretch. Sunday afternoon I headed out in the pouring rain and purchased all the final grocery items on my list. The linens are ironed and ready to go, my menu is set. The last step of my planning is to set my Thanksgiving Day schedule.
I only have one oven (as I’m sure many of you do), so I know I can’t cook everything at the same time. I sat down with my menu and recipes and wrote down how long everything needed to bake, and at what temperature it needed to bake. From that, I created a rough draft schedule for when those things need to go in the oven.
Thankfully all my recipes call for the oven to be set at 350. That made my schedule much easier to create. Then I looked over the things that need to be done at the last minute to make sure there wasn’t too much to handle! Here’s what I came up with:
- 9:00 – Pumpkin and Derby Pies
- 11:45 – Ham
- 12:50 – Set Out Snacks
- 2:00 – Corn Casserole
- 2:20 – Potatoes
- 2:45 – Saute Green Beans, Make Gravy, Warm Rolls
- 2:55 – Have Paul Slice Ham
- 3:00 – Ice In Glasses, Set Out Drinks
- 3:15 – Ok folks, dinner!
Scheduling out my day makes me feel much more relaxed and confident that everything will be done on time! I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂
If you’d like to download a blank Thanksgiving schedule like mine, you can get it here.