That was a direct (panicked) quote from my mom during our 7AM phone call this morning. My response, ‘You didn’t tell me I needed to!’
Let’s take a few steps back for context. Greg and I have been given the task of hosting Thanksgiving this year for some of our immediate family. New house, new tradition? Probably not. While I am excited and ready to prepare the meal, chat over coffee with family and shamelessly dive into the bowl of mashed potatoes, I need to say I am way out of my comfort zone on this one.
Sure, I have helped with Thanksgiving meals for as long as I can remember. But hosting? That’s a whole new ball game. Honestly, I had no idea I had to purchase the turkey already. Makes total sense, but I hadn’t thought it out. I figured when I went shopping tomorrow for all the other ingredients that would be plenty of time for the bird to thaw. 48 hours, right? Wrong.
With all this being said, before I give my poor mom a heart attack (or send our families to their favorite Chinese restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner), I’m looking for any tips and tricks to help me through this holiday. Also, I’m planning on finalizing our menu today (you can see most of it on this Pinterest board) and would love to hear any ‘must-have’ side dishes that I might have forgotten.
From my family to yours, wishing you a laughter-filled, stomach-stuffing, wonderful Thanksgiving!