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Thanks to Chow Homecookers!

juliejulez Nov 22, 2012 05:59 PM

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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    lovessushi RE: juliejulez Nov 22, 2012 10:52 PM

    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. coll RE: juliejulez Nov 23, 2012 03:49 AM

      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!

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        pine time RE: juliejulez Nov 23, 2012 07:49 AM

        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. iluvcookies RE: juliejulez Nov 23, 2012 08:38 AM

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

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