A Few Thanksgiving Dinner Notes

December 10, 2012 § 2 Comments

This was the second time Mr. E and I hosted his family at our house. Instead of Thursday, our Thanksgiving dinner took place on Saturday (like the previous two years). It’s a little unconventional, sure, but it allows my sister-in-law to celebrate with her significant other’s family in addition to us. So far, the arrangement seems to suit everyone.

We had a better idea what we were dealing with, of course, and pulled it off more smoothly than last year. To help us plan and execute the meal, Mr. E made a chart with the dishes, prep notes, and serving notes:

Thanksgiving Food Chart

Since we’re only doing this once a year, it should help us remember the whys and the wherefores next time. Likewise, to avoid frantic last-minute “what on earth did we use for the potato and where did it go” inquiries, I took photos of the serving dishes and accompanying cutlery / serving ware. For example:

Thanksgiving Serving Reminders

Neither tool (chart & photos) is fancy, but they will help us get the job done, which is all that matters. In fact, we’ve already made a number of notes to tweak the process further. Yay, it’s working!

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§ 2 Responses to A Few Thanksgiving Dinner Notes

  • Lii says:

    I am *in awe* of you guys 8O.

    • ekoti says:

      I’d rather make notes and save them, which is 1 thing to remember, than try to remember each dish and platter separately. Ugh. I guess it’s kind of a geeky way to do it, but it works for us, and that’s what counts.

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