Night before Thanksgiving! What do you have done/left to do?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Sounds super busy, but oh so yummy! We had our dinner yesterday at our house. And we are going to my mom’s tomorrow, then mother in laws’ house Sunday. So all I am making tonight is cupcakes for my husband’a birthday. 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It won’t let me go back and edit. Husband’s* 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

going to my in laws so i’m just doing a few appetizers. im currently boiling eggs for deviled eggs. might also prepare baked brie to bake tomorrow, but i might just wait.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@ForeverBirds:  Girl, I could just tell you were from the South from that menu! Mmm-mm.

We are unexpectedly staying at home this Thanksgiving because of this damn winter storm–so instead of eating Thanksgiving with my family down in Florida, I’m cooking for us at home tomorrow in our itsy-bitsy apartment.

I ordered grocery delivery for 6:30am tomorrow (what we saved on gas because we cancelled the trip, we’re spending in groceries, lol) so I will be making my brine at 6:30am when the fixins get here! Turkey will go into the brine hopefully at 7am, and then I’ll have a little break until it goes in the oven around 2pm. (I will probably put together my dressing sometime in the morning too, but won’t put it into the oven until later.)

And then around 2pm, all hell will break loose! While the turkey’s cooking (and I’m periodically basting it!) I’ll make green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole. I cheated and bought the pie and the rolls though! 😉

Post # 7
coyoteBee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Thanksgiving Eve is in full force here!

We already:

-Chopped veggies, cut cheese, made hummus (all appetizers)

-Made pumpkin soup

-Cooked green beans

-Made cannoli filling and pumpkin pie

-Rolls were prepped and just need to be popped into the oven tomorrow

Tomorrow we’ll cook the turkey, make stuffing and mashed potatoes, put together a quick salad and then everything else is just warming up and assembling! Thankfully I’m at my parents’ house this year so there are four of us around to get things done. Last year DH and I did it all ourselves and it was stressful!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

My mom is hosting the dinner, so all I had to do was make the dessert. I ended up having to make ten pies this year (five pumpkin, five apple). I made two for my grandmother since she does her own dinner, two for my family, four for my dad’s work and then two extra just to have around the house. I just finished the last pie, and I’m so happy! I have a back condition, and the repetetive motion of peeling and dicing the apples for the pie kills my shoulders and back! My SO wants me to have a dinner for just us at our house this weekend, but I don’t know about that! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

IT is 4 minutes to 8 and I have knocked out 9 hours of work for the day…I am going to go home sit on my lazy ass and possibly go to the store to buy alcohol. I might even hit up bars for black wednesday as I have not gone out in months.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The alcohol is for tomorrow not tonight…lmao.

Post # 11
coyoteBee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

@Waitingbee57:  Psssh I don’t know what you’re talking about, I’ve already started hitting the wine! 😉

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re hosting for the first time, and I won’t lie I’m a little flustered! Here’s what I’ve gotten done today: 

-sliced cheese and veggies for appetizers

-made a cheesecake and two pumpkin pies from scratch

-made sweet potato casserole and homemade macaroni and cheese (just need to be baked tomorrow)

-seasoned and buttered the turkey

For tomorrow: 

-cook the turkey (obviously)

-bake the SP casserole and mac and cheese

-bake rolls

-blanch vegetables

-make gravy

-drink wine in an attempt to fend off pregnancy questions

Luckily my mom and MIL are bringing the green bean casserole, potatoes, stuffed ham (a southern Maryland tradition), and an apple pie. So I think we’re set!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My brother and aunt are hosting (separately) this year, so I’m just bring apps and a cheesecake. The eggs are boiled for the deviled eggs and waiting to be peeled and mixed up tomorrow, and the cheescake is in the oven. I’m also bringing some antipasto skewer thingies but those might I’ll leave until tomorrow (and maybe convince DH to help, haha).

I cheated and bought a platter of delicious bars for another dessert from a local bakery. Yum!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Done: Nothing!

Left to do: Nothing!

I’m going to Disney with my brother and cousin for Thanksgiving this year. 😛 My cousin works at Disney now and can get us park-hoppers. Makes the cooking and cleaning a breeze!

On the downside, somehow I don’t think Disney’s version of Thanksgiving turkey will be nearly as good as the real thing. :/ Reading the lists of food y’all are posting is making me DROOL.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My mom is making most of our meal, but I’m doing a cheesecake and homemade mac & cheese.

I baked the cheesecake tonight …waiting on it to cool now! I’ll add toppings tomorrow.

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