Today the real prep begins for the holiday tomorrow. In about half an hour I'll head to the IGA to eat the crows there and pick up my final supplies. I bought much of what I needed last week but I've been making a list of the things I still nee ever since. I have about 10 items on the list now, from potatoes to heavy cream, and also need a couple staples to get us through the rest of the week, like bread and milk.
I don't do much in the way of cooking ahead of time. We don't eat until late afternoon, so I have most of tomorrow for that. I'll start with my mother-in-law's chocolate angel food cake in the morning. We aren't pumpkin pie people in this house and this is my husband's favorite dessert, so its become a holiday stale around here. Then I'll get the turkey in the oven, cook up the gizzards for gravy base, and work on the sides. The one thing I don't enjoy doing is the potatoes - too much peeling involved there. But I love to eat them!
So tomorrow will be a busy day. But it will also be a fun, family filled day of thanks. Because I have so much to be thankful for!