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How not to lose your $#!) on Thanksgiving

Here is a great list for Thanksgiving to help you not lose your shit.
Yes, I went there lol.

I got this from The Chew on ABC. I love this show, I love the cast, and I love the tips and recipes. This year is the first time I’ve watched for Thanksgiving, and I am so glad I did. The last couple weeks has been filled with so many yummy recipes. But this little “Turkey Timeline” was exactly what I needed. I thought I would share it with all of you.

No, I did alter it a little. My guest wont be getting here until about 4:30, so I wont be doing appetizers, so I’ll be taking a minute for myself. You can adjust times however you need!

Turkey Time Line

Wednesday

  • Set Table
  • Salt/Brine Turkey
  • Assemble Stuffing and put in refrigerator

Thursaday

11:30 a.m.

  • Take Turkey out of refrigerator
  • Remove insides
  • Pat dry
  • Preheat oven to 325

12:30 p.m.

  • Season Turkey as desired and place in oven

1:00 p.m.

  • Set up drinks
  • Chill wine if needed
  • Make ice

2:00 p.m.

  • Prep Stovetop Side Dishes
  • Peel potatoes and place in water
  • Mix Green bean casserole together and place in casserole dish

2:30 RELAX!

  • Take a few minutes to yourself

3:00 p.m.

  • Prepare Appetizers if needed

3:30 p.m.

  • Check Turkey for Doneness

4:00 p.m.

  • Remove Turkey from oven once it hits 165*
  • Remove Stuffing and place in a casserole dish to finish baking
  • Let Turkey Rest
  • Start Boiling Potatoes
  • Put Casserole in oven

4:15 p.m.

  • Make the Gravy

4:30 p.m.

  • Check Potatoes
  • Place Butter on table
  • Warm Rolls in the oven

4:45 p.m.

  • Pull rolls from the oven, cover in a basket
  • Mash the potatoes
  • Cook Corn

5:00 p.m.

  • Start moving food from Kitchen to Table
  • Carve Turkey!

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5 thoughts on “How not to lose your $#!) on Thanksgiving

  1. I love this! I did my turkey day on Sunday, so A and I can have our friends over and not interfere with family stuff. I prep and assemble as much as I can the day before do all in have to do is cook the turkey and pop stuff in the oven. This is an awesome time line to follow!

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      1. Ooo, that sounds good! I cook my potatoes in cream, milk, butter, and a little water with garlic and onion.

        I made my GBC the day before, but I didn’t put the fried onions on until I was ready to bake it. I use fresh GBs for this reason, because when I used canned, it was too mushy.

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