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On This Choosy Tuesday – I Chose Thanksgiving and Ina Garten’s Foolproof Tips

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:

thanksgiving ina tips 1

thanksgiving ina tips 2Ina 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.

4 responses »

  1. I love Ina and she does give some very good advice here!!

  2. I heard some great advice about Thanksgiving planning on the radio. Don’t try to have too many sides! Stick to the basics and make them great (and then you don’t get overwhelmed). Our rotating Thanksgiving train stops at my house this year, so I’m taking that advice to heart. And I’m going to serve the Pirate House Candied Yams! Thanks for sharing!

    • Carla: I totally agree with this advice. Please let me know how everything goes on Thanksgiving and especially the Pirate House Yams. They are made differently from the tradition here in the foothills of North Carolina and I get great compliments when I serve them here. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by.


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