Help me out. I usually take the day off the day before but can't this time. I have somewhere between 10 and 13 people coming. 4 are house guests and the rest hang out intermittently throughout the holiday weekend. So ideas for leftovers and the rest of the weekend are helpful too.
What can I do ahead?
Here is the menu:
Turkey (can't be done ahead, p/u from butcher day before then soaked in salt and water overnight)
GravySouthern Comfort Sweet PotatoesCheesy Crock Pot Corn
Good looking green veggie from market
And maybe if I place an order in time for poppy seed (these are really meant for brunch stuff over the weekend): Poppy seed rolls
and Slovak nut bread. I'm almost sure this needs to be done either the weekend before, or the weekend after.
Oh and bread! I need bread for sandwiches and breakfast. My bread machine is going to get a work out.If
there is enough turkey left over we make a turkey tetrazzini. Otherwise, I'm thinking I might like to attempt a soup with the bones the next day.
Am I crazy? All of this is done practically by scratch. Dh does the mashed potatoes because tools are involved (i.e. his potato ricer and the mixer)
This is one of the few times of the year where I can go crazy in the kitchen because of all the babysitters present. However, I would like to spend a little time kicking back with a glass of wine while stuff is cooking.