Monday, November 24, 2008

getting ready for Thanksgiving

I did a little cooking ahead tonight to get ready for Thanksgiving.
In the fridge are the 2 discs of pie dough and a bowl of peanut butter cookie dough - both are easier to work with after chilling.
For the dressing, I made a double batch of cornbread, then crumbled it. I also cubed up part of a loaf of bread. Both will be drying out and will go in a big batch of cornbread dressing.

Mrs. Homemaker asked if I was posting this dressing recipe, I loosely followed my daughter's recipe and you can see her version here
I used more cornbread and less bread than her recipe specified though.

Are you doing any cooking ahead?


  1. Luckily I don't have to cook anything but a small grean bean cassarole! I lucked out! Your cornbread dressing sounds YUMMY though!

  2. All my items are make-ahead which is nice. My mom and I are splitting the dishes to be made. I will probably start tomorrow and do the rest Wednesday which will make it easier. I love it when I can simplify things a bit!

  3. I will bake my pies tonight or tomorrow. Other than that, everything else will be made that day.

  4. You're smart to do some advance cooking. This is the first year in a long time that I won't be cooking as my daughter and I are going out to dinner.

    I enjoyed learning more about you from your meme. I wish I had less clutter. I posted six random things tonight.

  5. My turkey is thawing as we speak. I had planned on cooking it today, but it's not ready, so it will go in the oven in the morning. I've made my cornbread, and, like you, have my other bread cubed and drying. My pumpkin pie will go in the oven next, and the cranberry is done. I'll have to consult the control journal just to be sure, but I don't think I have anything else to do but make my salad, and some cookies to take to game night tomorrow night. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, and a fun Black Friday. I'm staying home and scrapbooking!

  6. I did all my baking today and I'll put some of the side dishes together tonight as well. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  7. I am out of town for Thanksgiving this year, but I love to make things ahead generally. Why stress out doing it all that day? Makes no sense! Pies are fine done the day before, rolls too if they are heated up right before serving...

    Are you posting your stuffing recipe for everyone?

  8. Mrs. Homemaker
    I don't really use a recipe for the dressing and I don't remember that my mother, aunts or grandmother did either.
    but I did loosely follow my daugther's recipe this year. But I used more cornbread than bread as the recipe called for.
    you can read about it here on her blog

    and you are so right about doing things ahead, there is still plenty to do on the actual day too.

  9. oops
    wrong link above
    try this one


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