Four Days Until Thanksgiving

What to do today?  By now, your bird has arrived (or at least, is at the store for your pick up!) and you’re finalizing the last details of your menu, making your list, checking it twice (oh, wait that’s next month), doing your shopping and even some preliminary prep. Each day, I’ll be posting prep tips based on the four day countdown to the big feast. On the books for today:

  • Clean out your fridge and kitchen to start with a clean slate prior to stocking up with all the holiday ingredients!  Not sure what to do with all those odds and ends of proteins and veggies?  Perfect occasion for what I call “Refrigerator Surprise“!
  • Make your shopping list
  • Grocery shop
  • Plan your seating chart
  • Press your table linens
  • Prepare your homemade cranberry sauce (check out my recipe for a sans-sugar version using fresh cranberries, orange zest and slivered almonds,  in the Paleo Diet Cookbook)
  • Write out your own to-do list, and make sure you factor in getting a good workout in each morning, especially on the day of. This is not with the intention of creating a caloric deficit to enable a gorge later in the day; rather, to keep your head clear and focused during each of these upcoming hectic days!

Check in tomorrow for what’s up next!   Even if you’re fitting this all in late in the evening after a long day at work, it’s just for this one week and you’ll feel all the less rushed on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.