Forgive me for being MIA. The Thanksgiving week is always a hectic one for me.
My event, Philly’s Men Are Cookin’ last Saturday went smoothly. We raised money to benefit the young people in Philadelphia through scholarships and other charitable works. It’s always a ton of work to get the event off the ground but it’s so much fun once it’s here.
On Sunday, I woke up on a mission. I tried to wait until all of the good folks were in church and I set out to complete all of my Thanksgiving shopping.
I hit up my Amish market to pick up my fresh turkey. 1969 does not do frozen birds on the Thanksgiving table.
After that I hit up my produce market, to stock up on eggs, celery, greens, fresh sage, rosemary, onions, peppers, garlic….all of the good stuff.
Lastly, I did the grocery shopping. I had a grocery excel spreadsheet. (Shut up). See, cause you need to list out what you need for each item and then cross reference in case you already had that item on the list for another entree. Hey, you know I work with numbers right?
After I did all of that shopping…..I came home and unpacked. I had already cleaned out my refrigerator that morning and made enough room. I also stocked up on Plastic containers, Foil, Ziploc Bags. I swear, it’s all in the preparation.
My husband says I approach Thanksgiving like it’s the “damn Superbowl”. Well, it is. It’s the Superbowl of food. I need to make lists, make a game plan, prepare, train and then execute on Game Day.
What are you doing for the Holiday? Are you cooking or just eating?