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Nov 22, 2012 05:59 PM

Thanks to Chow Homecookers!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here who helped me with my sometimes dumb questions. My first time hosting Thanksgiving was a success thank to you all (and my mom who was a great sous chef). Only really had a few major glitches... left the pie in a bit too long, and left the sweet potatoes under the broiler too long (followed the recipe that said 3 min but I guess mine got too hot), and it burned the marshmallows. The potatoes (which I got from a link to an Epicurious recipe on a thread here) were delicious though.

Also thanks to whoever posted about laying out the serving dishes with post-it notes noting what dish is for what food ahead of time, that was a huge help!

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  1. Congrats! I love the post it idea!
    I too would like to thank everyone if i may. I am always posting panicked, last minute questions that really aren't that bright and someone is always there to respond and be super helpful. This year it was a thanksgiving cookie calamity and thanks to the help here, no calamity! :)

    1. I love that you really took all the suggestions to heart; I too make copious lists but I insist on hiding them from my in-laws prying eyes for some reason. Congratulations, and many more!

      1. I'm way too old to make rookie mistakes, but make them anyway! Yesterday, it was forgetting about the sweet potatoes. By the time I remembered, we decided we didn't need 'em after all (altho' they'll be on the leftover plates today). I don't do lists or get frazzled about boo-boos (i.e. turkey was ready a good 45 minutes earlier than it was supposed to be), so calm comes with age! Congrats on finding what worked for you for a calmer day, a few sizzled marshmellows and all!

        1. Everything looks great---the blue napkins were a nice touch. I hope it was delicious. Happy Thanksgiving!