Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Thanksgiving morning at 8:06.  My stuffing base has been made and I am about to clean my turkey and get it ready to cook.  I hope everyone else is off to a good start this morning!  Get those TV's tuned into the Thanksgiving day parade!

Thanksgiving Day

7:00am
  • Put breakfast casserole into oven
  • Take the turkey out of the refrigerator to return to room temperature.  Work out amount of time it should be in the oven (18 minutes/ lb at 450 degrees or use a meat thermometer) Allow 30 minutes of resting time, covered in foil, before carving
  • Prepare turkey to go into oven (see recipe)
8:00am
  • Prepare stuffing base
  • Pull butter forms from the freezer
8:30am
  • Serve breakfast casserole and breads with a flute of mimosa or champagne
  • Pop turkey into oven, and baste as needed
9:30am
  • Baste Turkey
10:30am
  • Baste Turkey
11:30am
  • Baste Turkey
12:00pm
  • Prepare Brie Bites
  • Make Rice and cranberry salad
12:30pm
  • Baste Turkey
  • Make Broccoli/ cranberry salad
1:00pm
  • Put relishes into serving dishes
  • Begin prepping for mashed potatoes by peeling
1:30pm   
  • Pull Turkey out (if it is done) and let it rest in a warm place for 30 minutes (Based on a 16 pound turkey)
  • Make Gravy
  • Put Broccoli Cheese casserole in the oven (350 degrees—45 minutes)
  • Put Stuffing in the oven (350 degrees—one hour)
  • Boil Potatoes for mashed potatoes
2:15pm
  • Take Broccoli Cheese casserole out
2:30pm
  • Take Stuffing out
  • Put crescent rolls into oven
  • Make mashed potatoes
2:45pm
  • Take Crescent rolls out
3:00pm
  • Warm plates
  • Bring the turkey to the table for carving (see instruction sheet)
  • Bring remaining hot items to the table

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