Greetings and Salutations, Blog Readers!
Today is Wednesday and we are diving into all my Thanksgiving prep…And due to the grocery shopping being so crazy, we are leaving blogger limbo bit and entering into a more live blogging style of blogging where I blog as I go along, prepping.
I have done very little, and am about to kick it into gear, doing some of my thirty minute sprints of cleaning where deep clean hard for 30 minutes and reward myself with a break. It tends to get things cleaned, fast.
Also helpful is having a good to do list, which I suggest everyone make now. like our grocery list, we need this list to have every element it will require. I break mine down into everything, including lighting the candles and incense before guests arrive and doing my hair and makeup. I break down every single thing I need to do before guests arrive for Thanksgiving, and I tackle it. I sometimes have a whole section just for “pre guests” and the rest is broken down by room. Cooking prep is its own separate section as well.
This encourages you, making you feel like you are checking off items left and right, and completing entire sections. It makes you feel good, and keeps you going in the marathon that is this day and tomorrow.
Make sure you are drinking lots of fluids today, as well, to combat any bloat from the meal, and also to replenish you, as you will be working hard and possibly sweating while you clean and prep an then, finally, cook, the big dinner.
I try to tackle as much of the deep cleaning as possible, and give myself a clean kitchen to work in for the prep. Once all the cleaning is done, I will cut up onions and garlic, then take a shower, hair mask my hair to keep it healthy with all the temperatures I will be dealing with while I cook, and when finish my shower, I will finish my cooking prep.
I will be blogging and instagramming all of this on my stories, so hopefully we are connected on social media and I can watch your prep too.
Anyways, my to do list currently two pages long, and I want to knock some stuff off of it, so I am going to wrap this up for now, and update when I have some stuff knocked off the list.
Well, it is now nearly midnight on Wednesday, so I am glad I posted the other blog earlier. This blog will have to go up tomorrow, and my regular blogging schedule can resume.
So, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and today is the prep day.
I had to go to another grocery store, because the first one didn’t have everything on the list. Thankfully, we were able to get the rest of everything today. I tackled some of the cleaning, and most of the food prep. I still have the pre company cleaning to do tomorrow, but I will be able to knock that out in under thirty minutes. I have a couple more prep things to do, like the turkey and the potatoes, but that shouldn’t take too long, and I can also tackle first thing in the morning, which I have done many Thanksgivings in the past.
I need to do a bunch of writing still, and I am running out of time, but I wanted to at least touch back with this blog and detail what I do on my prep, usually.
So, I try to do all my produce prep on Wednesday. All the mincing, dicing, chopping, peeling, the night before, so I can grab and go. This means today I minced a ton of garlic, diced a bunch of onion, chopped celery, chives, broccoli, and grated cheese. I also made up the cheese ball and wrapped it in almonds for tomorrow. Potatoes are not done, but, not bad. I can finish everything I have left in produce prep, pretty quickly.
The veggie trays were trash at the store, for way too much, so we grabbed a few things and some stuff for dip, and now we will have our own veggie tray, with cheese, cheeseball, and crackers, along with some dips and chips.
Today I also broke apart the bread, seasoned, and toasted it, and tomorrow I will assemble the entire dressing and bake it, according to my timeline, which I have been adjusting all day.
I have told guests to arrive by 4:20, and I will have appetizers by 4:30. dinner around 6:00. Some people will be “swing by” and others will be here for the evening, but we plan on accommodating with a nice menu, delicious snacks, and great bud.
We picked up some prerolls, which are two grams a pop and are covered in wax and hash, and I also rolled some joints for tomorrow. I will likely roll some more tomorrow morning.
I still need to wash my hair, but I am already running behind, and if I want to be able to style my hair at all, I probably shouldn’t have it super freshly washed. Long hair people will know what I mean by that.
Thankfully, I still have a tiny bit of dry shampoo, and a hairstyle I keep in my back pocket that tends to look cute, so I will pair that will a simple, comfy, casual outfit and a positive attitude, and some makeup, for my look for tomorrow.
I still have a good amount to do, but, the lesson here is no matter how much you try, like can get in your way. It isn’t the cards you are dealt, but how you play your hand, in this case, and thankfully, Thanksgiving is something I can always do, and I am looking forward to tomorrow.
We have a delicious line up of food planned, and most of my food prep is done so all I have to do Is finish the cleaning and keep on top of it, while I host my friends. Thankfully, we have such a small space, I can talk and cook, because it is all right there. Huzzuh. Haha.
Anyways, I wanted to write more, but the holiday is getting in the way. Hopefully tomorrows I can detail more about Thanksgiving. The blog after that should be fun too so, as I will be spending a few days with my parents, one of with will be at the renaissance fair.
So, make sure you check back for the future blogs, they should be full of fun.
And as that this blog is going up in the morning, and as I type this it is already after midnight…
Or Happy Day!
(if you aren’t celebrating)