20 November 2009

Thanksgiving tip: Label the serving pieces

Here's a tip I came up with as I was poring through my nifty Thanksgiving Supplies List (available for download at the Parent Toolbox over at Slideshare): label each serving piece with whatever dish you plan to serve. That is, stick a label or Post-It note that reads "mashed potatoes" inside the bowl in which you plan to serve your mashed potatoes. (If you've borrowed the piece from someone, include that person's name on the note.) Not only will you be sure you've got enough serving ware, you can more easily delegate the job of setting up the buffet.

If you really want to get serious about it, label the serving spoons as well.

More: Best of Parent Hacks: Thanksgiving

Your comments

Or just put those spoons in the dish with the note as to what is being served! I've been using this tactic for years!

To make sure I've got all of my ingredents purchased, I put those in my dishes as I lay them out. Then, I don't have to mess with a note - just put the jar of olives (unopened) in the bowl and move on to the next.

I remember a hint I saw once that said to set up the buffet with the empty serving dishes the day before. Then you know you have enough room.

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