OK, so you must know by now that I'm not one who goes by ALL the rules. So with that said, Thanksgiving for us is on Friday not Thursday. This started about three years ago. With married children and working the day before, I found it very hard to enjoy cooking a big dinner. So we came up with the idea of having our Thanksgiving on Friday. We invite who ever wants to come, family, friends, neighbors and even people we work with.
So when everyone else is shopping . . . . . . .
We are having a delicious turkey dinner . . . . . . .
Last year, I tired a time-saving idea. After Thanksgiving dinner, all those dirty dishes were put in a warm, soapy ice chest to soak, until I was ready to wash them. This gave me time to visit with my family and a somewhat clean kitchen!