I’m slowly preparing myself for the fact that Thanksgiving is next week. I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely scatter-brained about everything; I make to-do lists and try to organize my thoughts, but I inevitably forget at least something. With my luck, I’d probably forget to thaw the turkey until it’s too late! I decided to create some cheat sheets for me to use during this next week, and I’m so excited to share the with you today as FREE printables!
Here’s what’s included:
- Menu plan
- Menu + shopping list
- Pre-Thanksgiving prep
- Cooking day timeline
- Recipe cards
With all of these, you’ll have a great chance of keeping everything organized! Scroll down to the bottom to download now, but I’ll explain these in more detail below.
I tried to divide the menu plan into the main categories: Turkey, Appetizers, Dessert, Bread, Vegetables, and Miscellaneous. If it’s a potluck dinner, make sure to write down who is bringing what.
This shopping list may not be big enough if you’re making everything yourself, but it should be perfect if you’re just doing a little bit of it. I just know I’m going to forget an ingredient, so writing it down always helps!
The pre-Thanksgiving prep sheet is going to be my most important one. There’s so much to do before the big day, almost even more so than on Thanksgiving itself: baking the cornbread for the stuffing, baking the pies, making the cranberry sauce… it’s nice to be able to have everything on one list.
The cooking day timeline will be really helpful especially because the turkey can take so long to cook. I included pretty much every timeslot; our dinner is usually early in the afternoon but I know some of you probably like to have yours at the traditional dinner time.
It’s always nice to have all your recipes in one place! These are slightly bigger than index cards, so feel free to glue them to construction paper to make them more sturdy.
Click the image below to download all the pages at once onto your computer. Be sure to let me know how they worked out for you!
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.