Time to get serious!!! Yes, today we have sooo many dishes to make. First, go pick up your turkey....and/or turkey breast!! I am doing both. Remember to store them breast side down in your refrigerator so the juices stay in the breasts. I think the turkey is the only, and last item that we need at the store since we did all of our shopping yesterday.
Besides picking up the turkey we can begin to make plenty of dishes today. First....we will make our stuffing. I am making the Classic Italian Sausage Stuffing as well as the Mushroom & Bacon Stuffing to stuff my turkey breast. These are probably the biggest jobs that will store just fine in the refrigerator until Thursday. I like to get the hardest jobs done today. So....I will also make the Stuffed Artichokes today. Again, they require a bit of work and store well, so we might as well do these today also!! Then we will do one simple dish....the Cranberry Sauce. You can definitely make this today and it will stay beautiful for Thanksgiving.
OK....I think you have your work cut out for you. The hard stuff today....but it will make tomorrow soooo much easier!! Have fun with it. Plan on spending the afternoon in your kitchen. Put on some great music and enjoy making this beautiful meal for your family.
If you do all this, and still want to keep going, I suggest you make your Banana Bread. If your wrap it nicely in plastic wrap, it will also stay just fine until Thanksgiving.
And last....you can begin to prepare your table.....I like to have my table set and done by Tuesday night. Again....it makes tomorrow a little easier. Wednesday will be a lot of work, so anything extra you can get done today....go for it!!!!
Enjoy the day....put all the love you can into making these delicious dishes!!!!