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Do you guys remember the last time I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner? If you've forgotten, read it about it here. There's like a whole week of freak-out posts, so go ahead ... read it, reminisce, and ... laugh. At me, with me, whatever.
It all went off without a hitch, so I left the holiday feeling like a total pro. But, here we go again! Am I ever so lucky to have two good Thanksgiving dinners? Surely there is some sort of culinary disaster in my near future ... burnt pies? underdone turkeys?
Turkey! Crud. We didn't have turkey the last time I hosted. We had ham. And I didn't make it.
I have zero idea how to make a turkey. ZERO.
I'm trying to get ahead of the game so that I don't have another freak-out week, so here is where you - my ever so beautiful and lovely friends and bloggy readers come in. To help me, encourage me, and save the day.
I have a hundred questions, so please. Enlighten me and help make my life easy.
First - what is your must have side dish at Thanksgiving? (I feel like I'm going to forget the most important thing.)
Second - how many sides do you typically have? (We are having 12 people.)
Third - what can I make ahead, and HOW FAR ahead can I make it?
Fourth - I have one oven. Advice appreciated on how to maneuver around that dilemma.
Once again, I'll take you all along for the ride. Wish me luck and hold on tight .... !