Over the river and through the woods . . . actually it is Central Park!
Why memoirs? These are notes to remind me of my 2010 T-Day experience. You know-What went right and what went wrong! Organization is key to get everything done. A few helping hands is really, really nice. Cooking techniques and recipes are something I am always working on. I am a chronic meddler so I always have to change something up or bring a new, untried recipe to the table. (I can hear the groans as I write!) I almost brought two this year, but then I thought am I seriously nuts. Stay with what works! My family looks forward to what is served on T-Day and that anticipation should not be messed with. This is the only time of the year we have a whole roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, mushroom gravy, cranberry sauce and my Granny's homemade rolls. If it works and they love it - don't mess with it.
I did not go over the top making too many dishes this year. No soup for a first course or prepared appetizers. All the dishes were made ahead of time including the Brussels sprouts. This year was more relaxing than most.