One Week to Go
- Clean out the fridge.
- If you're roasting a frozen turkey, pick it up and
start thawing. Note that thawing in the fridge will take one day for every 5
pounds of meat. A 15-pound turkey will require three days to thaw
thoroughly. – plan on extra time if you are planning on brining your turkey
(it requires 2 days to brine a thawed, non-self basting turkey- see
Thanksgiving Countdown 2 for brining instructions and recipe).
- Wash glassware
- Clean house and make sure you have what you need for
- Review the menu against the shopping list; are you on
target with make-ahead dishes?