Halloween is officially over, which means it’s time to bring in the next holiday. Can't you smell the cozy festive food already?
Thanksgiving is an important holiday and planning your number of guests takes a lot of prep work and time. Getting your East of Eleven Apartment ready to entertain means more than dusting, tidying, and light cleaning.
It would be best to consider what Thanksgiving dishes you will need to prep, put time aside to purchase ingredients, plan to fix the main course, and organize who is coming and what dishes and sides they are bringing. You will more than likely have more people over than you would for a usual dinner party, so plan for enough room for all your guests.
What's On the Menu
You will likely be serving many of the same holiday staples that everyone enjoys and loves on Thanksgiving. Dishes like turkey, stuffing, mac and cheese, and mashed potatoes will have to make an appearance.
A helpful tip that will make Thanksgiving Day less hectic is to shop beforehand and clean out your refrigerator. By doing so, you will create more time the day of to cook some snacks on Thanksgiving for your early guests. Prepared snacks and finger foods can go right into your oven and be whipped out to eat.
Are you still thinking of how you can serve your guests? Why not go buffet style? Set up your kitchen to have your guest’s walk through with their plates and choose what they want. Create a cooking schedule by reviewing your Thanksgiving recipes. Some plates, such as desserts and stuffing, can be cooked a day before. Start prepping other dishes, like the turkey, several days in advance. After marinating and thawing it out, all that is left to do on Thanksgiving is pop it in the oven.
Getting your East of Eleven Apartment ready for Thanksgiving is no small feat. But if you follow this step-by-step list, you'll host a Thanksgiving to remember.