If you are cooking for Thanksgiving, what time do you start?
My wife does the cooking and is a terrific planner, starting several days early. It always turns out great and hassle free. We have our Kids, G-Kids and family members over, 16 in all this year. The youngest G-Kid is 13 so that means a lot of food.
I'll start on Sunday, I'll make cornbread for the dressing and then Tuesday I start with cake and pies. Then Wednesday cranberries and some veggies. On Thursday I will get up at 5a to start everything else. We are eating at 1pm
Sound asleep at 7am. Always sleep in on holidays.
I usually have the turkey stuffed and cooking in the wee hours of the morning. I buy the biggest turkey I can find and then overstuff it. Cooking takes forever, but it's worth the wait.
About 6 AM Sunday. We'll be in Dallas Thursday for the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving. So Thanksgiving dinner will have to be after church on Sunday so that my son and his girlfriend can get back up to college.
My husband sold his Giants/Cowboys game for Sunday (I think) because it's an 8:30 game.
WHY? That'll be a great game (for the Cowboys)!
Start the pie at about 10am, get the turkey ready while it's cooking, and get it started by about 11am, looking to have it dinner ready between 3-4pm when my wife gets home from work.
Deep fried gobblers. Frees the oven for the womenfolk. ;oP
Is that what the Diogenes' are doing?
I said after, because I seldom cook We all have different schedules and diets so maybe I'll cook a little something and let people pick at it . But not before 7.
My wife will be up by 5:00am.
With that brood it's no wonder. Will you go all out and have a bite of potato or would that cause too much stress on your system :-))
I have a 9 mile race that morning so I'm all set for a little bit of everything. ;-)
I think its allowable!
I am working on thanksgiving. The hospital is supposed to have food for us.
Are you a nurse?
I'm not sure how to answer this, because I do most of it the day before. On the day of, the cooking begins around 10am.
We put the turkey in the night before on 250 and let it go all night long. I love the smell when I get up Thanksgiving morning.
And what time do you take it out?
Never, I do other jobs that don't involve cooking
The day before usually
I start very early - sometimes before 7. I can only fit so many things in oven. Potatoes go in first. And then turkey.
I'm only responsible to bring a few sides so I won't be doing it til later that morning
$5 dollar rotisserie chicken from shop rite and country crock mashed potatoes will be my thanksgiving meal.
I don't cook. I entertain! :)
THAT I believe! ❤️
It also gets me into trouble, but oh well.
I'm starting today. I make my pumpkin crescents early, then freeze them. The pies will also be done next Wednesday.
Pumpkin crescent rolls
That sounds yummy!
Omg those do sound yummy! is there a recipe online I could find? or just pumpkin wrapped up in a crescent roll?
Definitely not before 7. Nobody will even be out of bed at that hour, unless my daughter's cats insist. But we may well have started something the night before - marinating the seitan, preparing a walnut-ginger-miso dip, making pie crust.
Depends on if my mom wants a fried turkey this year. If so, I'll probably start about 10AM. If not, I'll watch football.
If I don't start the day before I'm screwed.
Micro wave ,10 minutes before I eat. ; )
I usually start around 8. Not cooking this year.
You shouldn't have to. Has that sweet baby come yet?
Not at all!!!!! I swore part if my water broke last night it was my plug that was liquified. Pretty bummed.
Don't worry, that little "turkey" will come. Waiting is the tough part. I was even more ready for my 2nd & 3rd to come! My 3rd is a Nov. boy, easiest Thanksgiving dinner ever! I didn't cook a thing. Just rest now, you'll need it. :)
We start around 9 or so and eat around 2 usually.
That sounds about right