Your Thanksgiving Host To-Do List
Are you responsible for hosting Thanksgiving this year? Few things are more stressful than cooking an impressively large meal for several dozen people. Follow this to-do list to help keep prep-work under control:
Clean Your Entertainment Space
Many Thanksgiving hosts make the mistake of deep-cleaning the whole house. This is unnecessary. Instead, focus on cleaning your living room, dining room, and guest bathroom. Other parts of your home can remain as-is, while you focus on more pressing tasks, like getting that turkey in the oven.
Keep a Cooking Schedule
While you should follow a general to-do list for the day, you should also make a specific checklist for your Thanksgiving dinner. Place this schedule on your fridge, stovetop, or kitchen cabinet, where you can see it at all times. Sometimes, when hosts get overwhelmed, they forget entire dishes altogether. Place all room-temperature ingredients on your counter at the beginning of the day to avoid this problem.
Make Last-Minute Phone Calls
It may steal valuable time, but you’ll want to make last-minute phone calls to family members or friends who often RSVP for events without making an appearance. If you need to remove several placemats (or add them), you’ll want to know ASAP, especially if you tend to personalize seats at your Thanksgiving table.
Eat a Large Breakfast
Yes, we know. You’re making Thanksgiving dinner. But you’ll likely be working on dinner all day long. In order to stay on your toes, you’ll want to eat a big, healthy breakfast. Otherwise, you might have trouble enjoying your evening. We highly suggest a plate of scrambled eggs. These protein-packed additions to your morning can have long-lasting effects.
Keep calm and carry on!