Saturday, November 17, 2012

Complete Thanksgiving Guide, 2012

I am so excited to be in charge of the Thanksgiving Feast this year!!!!  My first time!! I'm super lucky in that I have amazing recourses with all the incredible cooks in my family--RECIPES GALORE!! 

 Here is the spread for our Turkey day.  All of these recipes are tried and true and will hopefully fill your bellies this Thanksgiving, as well!  You will be so happy with how everything tastes, everyone will be asking you for your recipes:)

  I've also included the cooking schedule for the week of Thanksgiving so that you know what you can make ahead the days before Thursday so that your big day will run as smoothly and simply as possible.  Lastly, I've also included an invaluable Thanksgiving Morning schedule of when to put what in the oven, etc. so that you are ready to go when your guests arrive!!  Basically, I've done all your menu planning and time management for you, and am letting you take all the credit!  

Enjoy your special Thanksgiving Feast!  I can't wait for ours!!

all image sources found through recipe links below

The menu, in all it's glory: 
click on each item to take you to the recipe

Spinach Artichoke Dip with Baguette (from Costco)



Cooking Schedule:

Monday before Thanksgiving:

-make mini berry pies to freeze
-make oatmeal cake, freeze whole
-assemble salad dressing, keep in air tight container in fridge
-if turkey is frozen, take it out today and keep it in the fridge to thaw

Tuesday before Thanksgiving:

-make cranberry sauce, keep in air tight container in fridge
-assemble bacon wrapped green beans (do not put the butter, brown sugar or garlic on yet, and do not bake them), put them in a casserole dish, wrap the dish in tinfoil and freeze
-assemble sweet potato souffle (do not bake it), wrap it in tinfoil and put in the fridge
-assemble stuffed mushrooms (do not broil them), put on a cookie sheet, wrap them in foil and put in the fridge
-make mashed potatoes, cool, keep in an air tight container in the fridge

Wednesday before Thanksgiving:

-assemble stuffing (leave out the broth and do not bake it), wrap it in tinfoil and put it in the fridge
-dice the apples for the salad, soak them in water with a little lemon in it for 5 minutes, drain and then put in a baggy in the fridge
-make the pumpkin chiffon pie, cover with a lid if you can, keep in the fridge
-make the Bavarian apple torte, cover if you can, keep in the fridge
-assemble the brie en croute (do not bake it), wrap in tinfoil and keep in the fridge 
-put spinach dip in serving bowl, cover, and keep in fridge
-set the table

This is all assuming you have at least two ovens.  If not, then get people to help you!  This schedule is made to have the feast ready to go between 1:00 - 1:15 pm.

6:00-7:00 am 
-start assembling the turkey (the remainder of the turkey schedule is according to a 20-24 pound turkey)
-finish assembling green beans (do not bake them yet) and put them in the fridge
-take the pies out of the freezer and leave on the counter to thaw
-take oatmeal cake out of the freezer and leave on counter to thaw

7:00-8:00 am
-have turkey in the oven by 7:00
-baste turkey with melted butter at 7:30

8:00-9:00 am
-baste turkey with melted butter at 8:00
-start the rolls
-put mashed potatoes in a crock pot on medium heat to begin to heat them up
-baste turkey with melted butter at 8:30

9:00-10:00 am
-baste turkey with melted butter at 9:00
-baste turkey with melted butter at 9:30

10:00-11:00 am
-baste turkey with melted butter at 10:00 am
-stir mashed potatoes, continue heating them in crock pot
-cut oatmeal cake into individual servings and put each square on a paper muffin cup, continue to thaw them on the counter
-baste turkey with melted butter at 10:30, then put a tent of tinfoil over the bird for the remainder of its oven time
-finish assembling stuffing and put it in the oven to bake no later than 10:30 

11:00-12:00 pm
-baste turkey with turkey drippings at 11:00
-make creamed corn, keep covered and be prepared to reheat it in the microwave closer to dinner time
-baste turkey with turkey drippings at 11:30

12:00-1:00 pm
-remove turkey from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before carving
-put the brie en croute in the oven to bake
-make the gravy with the turkey drippings, adding store bought gravy if needed

- put the green beans in the oven to bake when stuffing is done
-put the rolls in the oven when the brie is done
-put sweet potato souffle in the oven when the green beans are done

1:00 pm
-put the mushrooms in the oven to broil once the rolls are done
-set out your appetizers for people to nibble on while you finish the rest of the list

-assemble salad
-mix the beverage
-reheat anything you need to in the microwave
-set out your spread! (don't forget everything still in the fridge!)

Final checklist:

+ stuffed mushrooms
+ brie en croute with crackers
+ spinach dip with baguette slices

+ cranapple ale
+ turkey
+ gravy
+ stuffing
+ mashed potatoes
+ sweet potato souffle
+ bacon wrapped green beans
+ creamed corn
+ dinner rolls
+ salad 
+ salad dressing
+ cranberry sauce

+ mini pies
+ pumpkin chiffon pie
+ oatmeal cake squares


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