While it is true that the cooking of a turkey is the foundation of any memorable Thanksgiving dinner, there are many other components that go in to making the holiday successful. The following is a preparation list that you could utilize to insure that your Thanksgiving will be smooth sailing.
Menu planning. There are definitely some traditional dishes that are part of every family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Beyond the turkey their favorite varieties of stuffing, potatoes, yams and desserts. Although it might seem like you’re making the same dishes every year that doesn’t mean that you can’t be prepared. Planning a menu is really planning out a shopping list. The goal is to get all of your items well in advance of the big day. In fact, if you can shop the week before for your Thanksgiving meal your chances of it stress-free grocery store experience increase.
Guest list. This might seem like a simple part of your preparation because you know exactly who you want to invite but there could be some changes to a guest list that you need to think about. For instance, is there someone on your list who might be bringing a new guest of their own your party? Have the kids grown up and graduated from the kiddie table to the adult table? And has anybody on your guest list change their diet and suddenly become a vegetarian? That could deftly change things!
Assigned tasks. If you take on the responsibility of preparing the entire meal yourself you could find the stress level increasing. This is why you might want to enlist the help of a friend or family member as your “sous chef” which is someone who can help you with the cooking. But it’s not just the cooking that has to be thought of. There are other items like bringing in extra chairs, cleaning the dishes and making sure the house is ready. These are the type or chores you can hand out to other family members.
Clear out the clutter. As you get ready for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays it’s a perfect time to get the junk out of your home and into the trash once and for all. We’re not just talking about having the kids clean up their rooms (although that’s important!). Instead you should be thinking about getting rid of those proverbial eyesores that are taking up space in your home. This could be those old pieces of furniture or kitchen appliances you shoved out to the back porch. While it might seem extravagant to clean the junk out of your garage or basement think about where your guests may wander off to Walter waiting for the turkey to be cooked. This is a big consideration if you have kids on Thanksgiving as well. Cleaning out basements and garages are good way to make sure no one is going to get into trouble messing around with junk. A professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Colorado Springs can be called upon to help you take away all this clutter and clear the way for wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!!