Friday, November 13, 2009


Dear Dawn,

I have nearly 25 guests coming over for Thanksgiving dinner. I am panicking on what to do and when to do it. Help. I’ve never even made a turkey before!

Scared of turkey day!

Dear scared,

No need to panic. Look back on the posts that I've had up and follow as many of the tips that will help. My favorite source for recipes is WHATS COOKING? Robyn will have fabulous recipes up this weekend that will impress the pickiest eaters at your table! Rob makes real food, not the too fancy, 120 hard to find, never heard of ingredients, kind of food. This is the real deal, family food, like Mom and Grandma made. Of course with a little twist of her own, but that twist is what makes her recipes sooo good!! Check her out!! Take last weeks challenge and start a Thanksgiving Planner. Writing things down and doing as much in advance as possible will assure you peace of mind and a perfect day. One thing I would recommend is recruiting the help of an older relative or your mother. Trust me they love to answer questions and share all that they know. They’ve done this many times and can help. Keep checking in here and over at Robyns blog for all you need to do to be prepared. I’ll give you challenges to complete and lists to get through. If you didn’t follow the fall cleaning schedule than take this week to really get going. Especially the rooms that your company will be in like the dining room and the kitchen. The best advice I can give is to not get stressed. No one will win. Its not a contest. Everyone will enjoy themselves no matter what. The worse that could happen is you burn the turkey. So you order a pizza and you laugh about it. It will make a great story for years to come. So relax and be thankful for your family and enjoy the holiday.

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