Sunday, November 3, 2013

Week 10 - My Holiday Plan


Time to use up the Halloween Candy & Start Planning for Thanksgiving, it's November Already!!!



Week 10 - Kitchen (Thanksgiving Prep) - Cooking Space Week - Gifts & Giving

Undecorate & Take to Storage
Organize Kitchen
Organize Pantry
Organize Fridge
Organize Freezer

To get the Meal I want it is time to start planning now! What do you want for your Thanksgiving Feast?

Gather any stray Halloween Decorations, Costume Pieces, & Dishes. Take to Storage
Update Decorations to Just Fall Theme
Clean up Kitchen Countertops, Streamline to absolute needs only
Bleach Countertops
Set up Baking Station for Holiday Season
Assemble all Dishes & Appliances needed to prepare Thanksgiving Dinner, put in 1 place
Clean Out Fridge, remove all shelves/door pieces, & scrub
Clean Out Freezer, remove all shelves/door pieces, & scrub

Better work on this list if I don't want the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Menu!


Sure it Looks fun, wouldn't impress my family though, I don't think, then again...

Planning Ahead:

I love my Christmas Cookie Magazines, some of my best recipes are from these magazines!

Organize Holiday Recipes (Use Form)

Get out Thanksgiving Planner & Use it!
Plan Thanksgiving Menu (Use Form)

Plan Holiday Baking (Use Form)
Do Freezer Inventory (Use Form)
Inventory Pantry (Use Form)
Inventory Holiday Clothing (Use Form)
Plan Potluck Meals (Use Form)
Plan Potluck meals (Use Form)
Consider Freezer Cooking, even if just meats to make quick meals

Stock up on Serasonal Staples
Change your Smoke Detector  Batteries & clean detectors

Update Family disaster Plan
Do Seasonal Safety Check
Buy containers for freezer meals, baked goods, & kitchen gifts

Plan on where to get Turkey for Thanksgiving (Check Ads)
Check Serving Plates, Glassware, & Silverware, do we need anything?

Mix 9 dozen Christmas Cookies, Freeze the dough in freezer in ziploc containers marked with cookie name, cooking heat, & time.) Pumpkin Cookies

Bake 2 loaves of orange bread, wrap & freeze
Double on meal & freeze half for the holidays. Golden Potato Bake
Put aside money for 1/3 of gifts to Buy, save receipts & get gift boxes.   
Wrap & label packages
Address 25 Christmas Cards
Shop for Christmas Clothes, do we need tights, socks, shoes, ties, hair barrettes, slips?
Purchase a frame for this year's Christmas picture. Put the picture on the mantle
Order reprints of christmas pictures

Make snowflakes for front window & door

Make Christmas Cakes
Make Holiday Gift Rubs?

Make Cocoa Mix for gifts & guests
Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa
25.6 oz box of nonfat dry milk
16oz package mini marshmallows
12oz package mini chocolate chips
3 cups powdered sugar
3 cups carnation coffee-mate nondairy creamer lite
1 1/2 cup cocoa
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Directions (on bottle): 3 Tablespoons per mug of hot water or milk.

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