Thanksgiving Monday Planning

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving – you’ve done the deep clean, invited the guests, planned the portions and now it’s time to make sure you have the food you’ll need. Feel free to download the Thanksgiving food basics list from


  • Thaw the turkey if it’s 12+ lbs in the refrigerator.
  • Clean silver and flatware
  • Prepare and bake cheesecake crust; cool and wrap with plastic wrap**. Store at room temperature.


For all of our environmentally conscious friends if you want alternatives to plastic wrap here are 14 alternatives to plastic wrap. They include –

  • Beeswax wraps
  • Cotton bowl covers
  • Cloth food storage bags
  • Dishcloth
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cheesecloth and Reusable food wrap