Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and symbolizes peace and gratitude. It is time to count our blessings and share the joy of life with our loved ones. They all sound fun, right? However, you will know that it is not all that fun if you have ever hosted a Thanksgiving dinner. For the host, planning and preparing dinner is a lot of trouble. But does that mean you should never have Thanksgiving dinners? Of course not! All you need to make your Thanksgiving dinner seamless is to plan better for it.
You don't have to worry about cleaning your bedding on Thanksgiving when you need to focus on cooking dinner. Things get very difficult if you don't get much help from others. But don't worry, we got you back! This article will help you plan your Thanksgiving dinner so you can sit and relax by the fireplace waiting for your guests instead of wearing a sauce stain everywhere. Read on to know more.
3-4 weeks before Thanksgiving
- If your rugs and curtains need to be cleaned, now is the time to get it ready.
- Make a budget for the whole event and invite guests according to it. It is better to have a few people at a great dinner than to have many guests and a regular dinner.
- Make a checklist of all the guests you want to invite, and start inviting them so you have the latest head count.  Make a separate children's list so that you can arrange chairs and tables, toys and goodies for children.
- Remember to prepare a little more so you don't have to leave your surprised guests hungry or in case
- If you need extra chairs and tables at home, call the rental location and arrange for delivery and pick up .
- Now plan your menu and grocery list accordingly.
- If you have guests coming from out of town, decide what to serve them for Thanksgiving breakfast and lunch. Be sure to add the items you need for breakfast and lunch to your grocery list.
- Record in the space of the oven and the cooking time while planning your menu.
- In case your guests bring you something, and if you know what it is, planning your menu will be much easier.
- Giving something to a Thanksgiving dinner is considered a kind of gesture.
- Shop for all the decorations you'll need, including candles and wall hangers.
- Ask your friends and family to come a little earlier on Thanksgiving if there is too much work and you may need extra help.
2-3 Weeks Before Thanksgiving
- Now is the time to finish everything you planned two weeks ago.
- Finalize the total number of guests and modify your grocery list accordingly.
- Also finish your menu and decoration.
- Have your dinner ts and cutlery cleaned and packed in a lid so that you can use them directly during dinner.
- Decide whether to fry or brine the turkey. If you are using a saline solution, decide which ingredients will go in and add them to your grocery list.
One week before Thanksgiving
- Make your place
- Get all the supplies you need to decorate your place.
- Divide your grocery list into two durable and non-durable items. Purchase all perishable items and arrange them inside your cabinets.
- Buy all non-perishable items in your grocery list, including meat, vegetables, dairy and fruits.
- Buying a turkey the day before is a good idea if your nearby store can run out of them on Monday Thanksgiving.
- However, if you want your meat as fresh as possible, buy it on this day.
- Move the frozen turkey to your refrigerator to slowly start the thawing process.
- Make fresh cranberry sauce if you don't want to use canned food.
- Replace the sheets in your bedroom and decorate your house.
- Set up play stations for children with toys, juice and snacks.
- Make a list of items to get if you missed something from your previous grocery list (believe us, this is random pens) and buy them.
- Do whatever needs your attention except cooking.
- Put your turkey in a bowl of water early in the morning and change the water every hour.
- While your turkey is preparing to be cooked, make your own brine solution (if you use one).
- By the afternoon, start grinding your turkey and set it aside.  Cut the vegetables and fruits you will need to prepare the stuffing and other dishes.
- Bake your dessert and store it in the refrigerator. and white wine if you serve them.
- Make the stuffing, fill the turkey and place it in the oven.
- Roast potatoes and appetizers.
- Set the table with the help of your lucky helpers.
- Enjoy your dinner!
Hope this Thanksgiving dinner p Lanner helps you plan a delicious and joyful Thanksgiving night. And even if you feel you could do better, or if some things go wrong, it's OK! Because this will just be a fun story to remember, and the most important part is that you spend an unforgettable day with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!