Thursday, September 6, 2007
The List Lady
"Would someone please bring me a new dishwasher soap?"
"There is none."
"Acckk, check the pantry and the garage shelves. Got to have dishwasher soap."
This is after Christmas dinner one year. I vowed "never again" as we stood up to our elbows in the sink 'n suds. So, the lists evolved.
My master Christmas list is for every item I could possibly need making a Christmas feast and having company - right down to tea candles.
When I plan my meals, list each dish I'll make and the ingredients/utensils that will be needed. For example:
Turkey: oil, herbs, wide foil, rack, lifters
Each year I search my favorite magazines and files for a couple new dishes. That is why I start now. Big job:)
It's a great idea to list your table items also and have all the linens collected. As it draws nearer, I put them all on the same shelf in the linen closet - including candles and napkins.
I do the same for each room decorated. As Christmas comes closer and Sup**rSto*e has their sale on where you spend $250. and get $30. off, I go and buy all my ingredients at once. Usually I have $80. in points so it ends up being very good deal.
Of course, there is always last minute produce and dairy.
Used to decorate for Halloween but it's too much work so we'll just plan Christmas. I will wear my creepy goggles, though, when I hand out candy:)