Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. The day after that is Christmas. The next day is 2015.
I'M NOT FREAKING OUT.
But I am planning ahead.
I get to host Thanksgiving this year which fulfills a small part of my FEED ALL THE PEOPLE quota, because let's face it, my extended family isn't that big.
In other words, there will be a party soon. And you're all invited. And there will be food. Lots of it.
Anyways, I got my Schwan's delivery yesterday and with it was the holiday catalog. While I hate the fact that Target has Christmas stuff out, I LOVE FOOD and LOOKING AT FOOD, so all is forgiven, Schwan's.
Since I already ordered my BAD ASS turkey from Bar 5 at the St. Paul Farmers' Market, I'm thinking SIDES. DESSERTS. MORE SIDES.
Obviously, all the Brussel sprouts recipes, and this corny bacony thing, and these maple sweet potato cups with a merengue topping (hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, I mean, "meringue") that are clearly not dessert because they involve a vegetable, and potatoes, and cranberry in at least two forms, and PIES which I will buy instead of make myself since I have an irrational fear of making pie crust.
But then there's CHRISTMAS and I'm already collecting ADVENTures.
Last year, we neglected making cookies of all things, so IT. IS. ON. Am I buying the sugar cookies? Yes, because the holidays are hectic and while I adore baking, I'm also trying to MAKE THINGS EASIER.
Along that lines, it is also the most relieving thing to realize there is dinner in the freezer when time is sparse. I'm demanding a chest freezer for my birthday this year (since I seem to get kitchen appliances - huzzah!) and I'm going to store the makings for this awesome soup in it.
Remember how 2015 is in three days? Well, that means the first birthday of this crazy place called Mill City Ballroom and that means PARTY. Besides lining up an AWESOME band, there are superfluous appetizers to make and I WANT THESE. And probably these meatballs. And a bunch of treats on sticks or in cups so NO ONE MESSES UP THE FLOOR.
Are you planning ahead? Try out Schwan's and use these swanky, money-saving coupon codes from my dude Jason.