Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pre Thanksgiving Day of preparation


I don't know about you, but when I have to do Thanksgiving dinner, I make a huge mess. Just look at my kitchen! Everything is so topsy turvy. Maybe you all cook the day of, but I find that I would get really stressed if I didn't prepare ahead of time.
 I don't actually cook everything, but assemble it to put in the oven the next day.


We have a deal in our house for any holiday gathering; my husband cleans the house while I cook. This works really well since he is the detailer.

Let's get started!


Nice and clean...where are my things that were on the coffee table? Jim???


Got a head start on setting my table....now what happened to my spoons? 


Jim loves to fry turkeys every year for our friends. This is the first one; for our next door neighbors. They are hosting 12 tonight, since Jan has to work tomorrow.
Let's go see what they are up to. Here is their table:

Very elegant, I must say!

And her buffet. So pretty!

Let's go see how that turkey is doing.


Perfection!


Two more to go!


Oops...we need to touch this room up a bit!

Katie is here to make one of her fabulous cakes!


To all of my blogging friends; from my blog home to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for you.You all mean so much to me. Many blessings to you and your families.

Joy and peace of Jesus be with you!

♥Charlotte

6 comments:

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Girl, I am like you, my kitchen gets like that when I am cooking. I try to clean as I go but when cooking up many different dishes, nothing you do will make the kitchen look neat. I too have cabinet doors and drawers open along with cookbooks.

I LOVE your double decker oven! I need one of those. AND LOOK at that aweome picture window you have, I bet the light just floods in there. You have a birds eye view of the outside while you sit and eat.

Okay, can I put in my order for a fried turkey from Jim? That looks awesome.... I like my extra crispy...
NOT only can he cook he cleans!!! He is a keeper that is forsure.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day and GOD keep you all safe.

Talk soon!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I enjoyed seeing a glimpse into your life, Charlotte! I tend to clean as I go because messes make me unable to function. Your Jim did a good job with the cleaning, even if he did hide some things in the process. LOL Hope your turkey turned out well and you had a blessed day with family and friends. I am grateful and thankful to have you as a blogging buddy. (((hugs)))

hootnonny said...

What fun to see you and Jim in action! Your table looks so inviting...I see you set a place for me!

Richard Cottrell said...

That is why I like to go to some one elses house. Hope it was wonderful. Richard from My Old Historic House.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by to play catch up after completing our olive harvest, hope your thanksgiving was all you hoped for. :)

Barbara said...

I hope it all turned out well and you had a beautiful Thanksgiving! I love fried turkey!