I've decided to pretend everything with be okay with Thanksgiving, even though I get daily reports on oddities. Today's news, the washing machine has been broken for months. Sigh.
Trying to pretend, I've created a tentative menu
for what I want to cook. Some of it I can do in advance before I leave. I've already baked 2 batches of the chocolate cookies and 1 batch of the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Those are all in the freezer so they'll stay fresh. I figure they can thaw on the drive. More cookies to bake this week. I'm also going to prepare the finger foods. They're all things that can be prepared (or partly prepared) and frozen then taken out, thawed, and baked off.
I may end up scaling back, but at least I have the plans and the recipes. Actually more recipes than I need. I don't really need a recipe for mashed potatoes or gravy; but they looked lonely without links. At least I have a starting place. Now we just have to all cross our fingers. Sigh. The stove and oven better not be broken.