There is a lot of menu planning, food shopping, and prep to do for Thanksgiving, even if you’re hosting a small group.
Now’s a good time to confess I
hate dislike the term “Friendsgiving”. I feel it makes it seem less than, like a conciliatory celebration. We’ve been hosting friends, their friends, and their aunts since 1996, and it is no less a Thanksgiving than one spent with a family of origin. End of rant.
The real reason I am here today is as a public service announcement for the often forgotten tasks to do this week that will make your holiday less hectic.
- Restock bulk herbs and spices. Beat the crowds in the bulk aisle by shopping during one of your lunch breaks this week.
- Take those knives to get sharpened. You may have a ceramic sharpening doohickey at home, but nothing beats a professional sharpening.
- Iron any table linens if you plan to use them.
- Schedule grooming appointments for your dogs. Your guests will thank you. Just keep your fingers crossed they don’t get skunked between now and next Thursday.
- We like to send our guests home with some leftovers, so order to-go containers like these now.
PS. Make some no-cut fabric napkins this week, if you’re feeling crafty.