As the foodie of this family, Thanksgiving is the holiday that I look forward to most. It’s also the day that requires the most planning. Like…three marathon days of cooking and baking and while each one of my family members plays their part, the bulk of the responsibility is mine…and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
We all have our family traditions. In this house, my mom brings the cranberry sauce (always freshly ground and not the canned log). My mother-in-law brings her baked beans. My husband fries the turkeys and I’m in charge of the multitude of sides, casseroles, appetizers and desserts which always include a pecan pie. We are from the South after all.
Another thing us Southerners like to have with our Thanksgiving supper is iced tea. Good ole fashioned sweet ‘nectar of the gods’. And while all of the scratch cooking is up to me this year, I’m going to leave the scratch tea making to Milo’s Tea.
When I say scratch I mean as scratch as if I had had made it myself. Check out the label. Water, sugar and tea. No funny business in there.
Another plus…see where it’s made? Bessemer, Alabama. From a family owned and operated good ole’ Southern company.
You can find Milo’s Tea at Walmart where right now you can buy 2 gallons for just $5 on rollback (while supplies last). I checked that task off my list this week and I’ve already started to set up the beverage station for our Thanksgiving feast.
I’m all about the pre-planning and if you can make something look pretty that allows your guests to be self sufficient then I say go for it. That’s why this year I’ve decided to set up a beverage station with a few jugs of Milo’s Tea chilling in the refrigerator near by.
It gives me the opportunity to utilize this beautiful ceramic serving vessel that I only get to pull out around the holidays.
And because this banquet table is right next to the fridge, it will allow my guests to grab a glass, dispense some ice from the freezer and pour themselves a glass of iced tea without having to fumble around in my kitchen while I finish up the mashed potatoes.
Do you have any “make ahead” stations that you set up for Thanksgiving? Perhaps a dessert table? What do your holiday preparations consist of?