Thanksgiving Prep for the Busy Mama

Thanksgiving prep is my best friend for turkey day. Read about my game plan, meal plan and kiddo activities. You can do it too!

Thanksgiving prep is my best friend for turkey day. Read about my game plan, meal plan and kiddo activities. You can do it too!

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving Day is sneaking up on us! It’s in less than two weeks! Eek! So, it’s time to make a game plan.

I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year (which stresses me out a bit), but it’s always an enjoyable time. I love to come up with a plan that makes the day go smoother. This includes an inventory check list, menu plan, assigning dishes to family members and keeping the kiddos occupied.

The first thing I like to do is check my kitchen. What do I have already? What do I need? And when I say check my kitchen inventory, I mean:

  • Do I have all the serving dishes and spoons?
  • Should I use paper plates for less mess?
  • What spices and herbs do I have?
  • Do I have enough paper towels?

So, really just an inventory of staples and dishes in my kitchen.

If I’m good there, I move on to planning the menu. This helps with the grocery list. I added some links to recipes I enjoy.Continue Reading…