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Old 11-17-2016, 04:21 PM   #1
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Turkey Day Prep Timeline?

Do you have one?

Please share your shopping, prepping and cooking schedule/tips.
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Old 11-17-2016, 05:09 PM   #2
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TODAY: I have already purchased a small turkey, boned it and frozen two breasts and two thighs for future meals. I used the carcass, neck, heart, gizzard and wings and drumsticks from that turkey to make a rich and tasty stock.

SO has already baked a number of different kinds of cookies and pumpkin rolls.

Grocery shopping for the holiday has been completed (except for the turkey to be picked up Friday).

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Bake an apple pie, chocolate cake, dinner rolls and prep stuffing bread. Make ice.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Set the table and lay out serving dishes, pack a cooler with ice and drinks to save fridge space. Prep stuffing veggies.

THURSDAY: Put frozen stock into a slow cooker in preparation for making pilaf and gravy. Roast the turkey, make the gravy and mashed potatoes, pilaf, etc.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Say good-by to the family and commence clean-up. First of two or three dishwasher cycles. SO and I have a great routine for clean-up. We start it Thursday night and finish it Friday morning.
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:23 PM   #3
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:13 AM   #4
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Today, take turkey (small) out of the freezer and place in fridge.
Saturday: cube and dry bread, chop veg for stuffing.
Sunday : make stock out of a couple packages of backs and necks (try not to gorge on neck meat), roast pumpkin for pie, puree...make pie!
Monday: check turkey, place in cold water if still really frozen
Tuesday: chill cranberry sauce, trim asparagus, late night stuff turkey and start roasting.
Wednesday: clean and cube potatoes, cook and mash, make gravy, serve dinner
Thursday: sleep for work...
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