The Thanksgiving flurry of activity is really picking up - or at least it is in my brain. Today was house organizing, a bit of cleaning (it's actually okay in that respect except for one surprisingly dusty place to tackle tomorrow), laundry, bed making, and a lot of list making.
Here's a first. This year I made the usual lists of all items we are going to serve, and the dishes in which they will be placed. Then I added the re-heating of pre-cooked food, (we prepare almost all the vegetables, dressing, and potatoes beforehand), the sequence for re-heating (a combination of guesswork and experience), AND the method of reheating. It's that last bit all about re-heating that is new on my list.
It occurred to me that I never figured out when to start re-heating which items or how the re-heating was to be done. Whether something was going to be put in the microwave, on the stove top, in the toaster oven, or in the regular oven was a toss up year after year. It always created some anxiety because invariably something was forgotten.
Will it work? Who knows. But I do like making lists!