Last year, I made some public resolutions. Yep, I posted 'em right here on this blog.
Like this one that I posted in November, in which I promised myself that I would not take on all of the responsiblity for making everything happen for the holiday events. I made a pretty little chart, and pointed out various tasks and who does them.
Here's how I did.
|Task to Be Done||Person(s) Who Could Do It||Person Who Actually Did It 2012 and before||Person Who Actually Did It 2013|
|Clean Dining room and Kitchen to prepare for the feast||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||GolfPro|
|Shop for Groceries for the Feast||GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||GolfPro|
|Prepare the Turkey and put it in the oven||Kitty, Bookworm or GolfPro with training or instruction; Shadow||Shadow||Shadow|
|Do the Prep work (cutting potatoes, apples, slicing celery, etc.)||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow - this year with help from Kitty||Kitty and Bookworm, with a little help from Shadow|
|Make the Waldorf Salad||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||Shadow and Bookworm|
|Make the Mashed Potatoes||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||Kitty|
|Make the Sweet Potatoes, Beans, etc.||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||Shadow|
|Set the Table||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||Kitty|
|Bake the crescent rolls (Pillsbury... not even from scratch)||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||Shadow|
|Carve the Turkey||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||GolfPro||GolfPro|
|Do the prep work for the gravy (chopping gizzards etc.)||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Varies - sometimes Shadow, sometimes Kitty, sometimes Golf Pro||Shadow|
|clear the table||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||GolfPro, Kitty, Shadow, Bookworm|
|strip the carcass||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||GolfPro||GolfPro|
|Kitchen clean up - (dishes etc)||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||Shadow & GolfPro|
|Make the turkey stock for soup||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||Shadow|
|Make the turkey soup||Kitty, Bookworm, GolfPro, Shadow||Shadow||Shadow|
I'd say I did pretty well on this one.