Monday, November 12, 2007

One of these days...

I'll get my shit together.

My foot stomping and pity party has given me the 'opportunity' to host Thanksgiving. In attendance will be my parents, sister, and her babies. I am terribly excited about this. Terribly. Not only because I won't have to pack and travel a family of five, but my oldest will be performing in The Nutcracker on Saturday. Friday afternoon we'll be joined by my in-laws.

Of all the concerns of having a house full of guests, my biggest is - what are we going to eat.

That prompted me to sit down put together a rubric. Across the top: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Down the side the days of the week - Wednesday through Sunday. Each space is filled in with the meal plan and corresponding pages for the recipe if necessary. I'm getting ready to type it in, as it's all chicken scratch right now.

And in true Mother's Daughter fashion, I also have three lists running: Grocery list divided by section, to-do's before, and to-do's the week of. Crazy, I know. Oh. Make that four. Liquor store list. Hmmm. Should I put these lists in excel? Then I can sort alphabetically, or better yet assign a priority to them. Oooh. Good idea there.

I very nearly created a binder for this, with laminated pages and the recipes listed by day. Perhaps that's overkill. Most of the recipes are in The Family Cookbook, and I already have the pages noted...

I still have a time, right?

5 comments:

Mitzi Green said...

wow--and my husband thinks I'M anal and over-organized. ;)

joansy said...

That is amazing!

Gretchen said...

If either of you want a copy, let me know. Then you'll really see what a nut-job I am.

midlife mommy said...

Wow. It already sounds like you have your shit together way more than I will ever have. I'm very impressed!

Lukie said...

yes very impressed. This is why I don't have family visit. I wait to purchase the food because I usually take my mom shopping with me. I am sure she really enjoys grocery shopping on her vacation.