Today I am consumed by my Thanksgiving menu plans. I am a planner and a list maker and I think I was made that way. I really believe that is one reason I admire Ina Garten so much because she is a planner too. I have always appreciated how she incorporates planning into her cookbooks. In her new Foolproof Cookbook she includes planning for your Thanksgiving meal. There was a wonderful article in my November issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine about how Ina plans for Thanksgiving and includes her tips for a successful day.
Below is her list of Thanksgiving tips page one and two:
Ina and I are practically the same age so I don’t think either one of us get excited about Black Friday shopping. However, I believe we are from the same era that thinks Thanksgiving is a special day to be shared with family and friends. I also think we are “make a way, find a way” women that will do this without being frazzled, grumpy, cooks.
Tomorrow, I share my completed Thanksgiving menu and my plan of action for the next week. I love Thanksgiving and intend to preserve it and honor it for as long as I live.