Ranchewife-- that's a lot of prep 3 days cooking beforehand. It is so worth it.
Last year DxW ( and I) found out she/ we were having thanksgiving with less than a week's notice. We cleaned her already immaculate house until you needed sun-glasses and then set about the dinner plan. I think we made gravy in advance by cooking thighs and wings etc, gallons, and I don't remember what else can be done in advance. I wonder if we made the dressing in advance, I don't remember doing too much on Thanksgiving day, certainly no chopping, except roast the turkey. WELL I do Remember I was not allowed to rest on my laurels, whatever that means, heheh, AS I was not allowed to sit down and rest the whole day until dinner. I know one sis-in law came over the day before to peel 20 lb/s potatoes that we just set in cold water in kettles. It would be too much to do the morning of.
Tomorrow, I am going to DxW in the a.m to peel potatoes, as she is bringing the mashed taters this year, ( in crock pots), to her bro's in time for dinner, and her dominant arm is still healing from a fracture this summer. It's not all goodness and kindness of heart. There is a standard to maintain, and that includes smooth no lumpy potatoes. heheh.
I think dinner will be something light. I've got the makings for Nachos and that's pretty easy.