Thanksgiving is over, but the bustle of the holiday season is just getting started. On this last day of Thanksgiving vacation–if you were blessed enough to get one–spend some time organizing your calendar for December.
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Organizing one’s cookware and bakeware is one of the most difficult tasks in the kitchen, primarily because so many of the items are large or awkwardly sized or shaped. But keeping them organized and easy to get to is–at least for me–a way to decrease my time in the kitchen. So today, I challenge you to organize all those pots and pans and baking sheets.
A friend and I were chatting a few weeks ago about what type of dinnerware we’ll use for Thanksgiving Day. She has a significantly larger family than I, and she’s using paper plates and plastic cups. I, on the other hand, am using my china for this holiday.
The china I haven’t used in six years. Because it’s been in an army foot locker since we moved at the end of 2012.
I suspect this Thanksgiving dinner will be the last hurrah for the china. I intend to try to sell it. If I can’t, I’ll figure out something else to do with it. I loved it when I picked it out when I was in my 20’s, but now that I’m (*gasps*) 40-ish, I just don’t even want to bother having “special” dinnerware. I don’t want to store it, I don’t want to use it, and I don’t want to clean it.
I also don’t want to get rid of it.
But I know I need to.
When I was first married, I had a few Rubbermaid food storage containers and a lot of cheap Betty Crocker plastic food storage containers from Dollar Tree. (These were a step up from the Country Crock containers much of my family used when I was a child!) But I was blessed to receive a box of Pyrex food storage for our wedding, and at some point, I decided to migrate to it for all of my food storage. For several years, I scoured the Black Friday papers to find the best deals on Pyrex. Finally, for Christmas of 2015, I acquired enough that I’ve not encountered a lack of Pyrex storage since.
Just four days remain until Thanksgiving here in the United States. I’m excited! This holiday is my favorite. Food and family with relatively little hassle? Count me in!
But I do need to clean my house before the big day arrives, even though I’d rather be cooking and baking and doing turkey crafts with my preschooler.