Thanksgiving Day is only eleven days away: Have you started planning?

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Thanksgiving Day is only eleven days away:  Have you started planning for it?


 Endre Barath, Thanksgiving in Marina Del Rey


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and over the years I have written quite a few Thanksgiving Posts since it is one of my favorite holidays. Today I will provide the links to some of them here for your convenience, in case you missed them. At the same time this is a good way to take the stress out of this year’s planning phase. All you have to do is read my blog posts and modify to your liking.

thanksgiving day,endrebarath, marina del rey real estate

 This post was about the planning phase (20 days and counting post so if you read this post with the enclosed link above, then  you know where I will be two days before ThanksgivingJ. Interestingly we are only eleven days away from the Thanksgiving Day Festivities.

Thanksgiving Dinner, Endre Barath, Marina Del Rey Realtor


Speaking of planning you need to have a menu and needless to say no need to stress. Last year’s Thanksgiving Day Meal was a success so why mess with it. It worked so I am doing the same menu this year too (  The only difference is that his year we are having a couple more people over for the Thanksgiving meal, the good news is I do not have to make any more food. Last year we could have had four or five more people and everyone would have had enough to eat and still could have taken leftovers home tooJ.


Part of the planning is to prevent kitchen disasters; this blog post covered that very subject ( ).


Yesterday, I spent the better part of the afternoon at home running the Self Cleaning Cycle of the Oven. Keep in mind it is not as simple as pushing the button and making it workJ. We have three cats with various ailments and one happens to have Asthma. So I had to keep them in the boudoir. Thereby keeping the cats from the dining room, living room and kitchen areas so that it would not turn into a medical disaster, needless to say this was the most challenging partJ (that is a blog post for another day).Needless to say the fans were at full blast and so was the fan which withdraws the air above the stove to the outside.


Now with that said I wish you all happy planning for a successful Thanksgiving Day activities!


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Comments (18)

Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Endre, nothing like a little kitty drama while preparing for the Thanksgiving Holiday's. Sound like you have all your bases covered and wishing you a very wonderful Thanksgiving preparation.

Nov 16, 2013 08:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob things are under control now I just have to look at the menu and see what I need to buy and I will be on track

Nov 16, 2013 08:34 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks for the reminder, wow it's almost here again. I love Thanksgiving too, it's one of my favorite holidays! I better get busy this weekend and get to planning! Love you photos! Looking very festive!


Nov 16, 2013 08:52 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Endre,  I have not cooked a Thanksgiving meal in years.  I do think I could still put together a wonderful feast. I used to love to cook ... I think I still have it in me.  Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Nov 16, 2013 09:14 AM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Thank you for a light look at what preparing a meal for a holiday truly means. We don't have the cat issue at our home, however we have a serious paper issue. We get so much paper that grows daily. Now I am inspired to get a great plan together so I don't have to 'crunch' the paper into boxes and carry to the garage.

Nov 16, 2013 09:19 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rene' those were last years festive decorations...I better get out and invest into some new decorations:)))

Kathleen I know you have it in you and if not there are other options, many great restaurants do a wonderful fixed Thanksgiving Dinner or have them delivered to you:))

Anna you had me laughing about the paper issue. I stopped ordering the WSJ, LA-Times because of that very reason...still no one can go into my Home Office still too much paper:)) Diane is like a paper police only in my "office" is it allowed:))

Nov 16, 2013 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Endre- our plans are setand we'll be with our very good friends (extended family) as we are for most of the holidays.   I love Thanksgiving!

Nov 16, 2013 09:25 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Endre, I started the cleaning cycles last weekend. I decided I didn't want this year's apple pie to overrun onto last year's apple pie. It is is time to start making the grocery list and decide on the menu.

Nov 16, 2013 09:28 AM
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Hi, Endre -- amazing how close the holidays are getting!  I hope that you will have a healthy and happy holiday season!  Eric

Nov 16, 2013 09:33 AM
Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
Driven to bring New Yorkers home

Good Eevening Endre


Thanks for the post. We are still trying to decide who is doing the cooking, I think for the first time in four years it will be me. I'll have to take 2 days off afterwards to recover. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week

Nov 16, 2013 10:06 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Endre, My Thanksgiving is fully planned and the menu will not vary by an inch. I have been doing the same feats for so long, I know how long the prep is and when I need to start. Which btw is the day before staring at 5:00PM. I will work until 11:00 and be up by 6:00 to stuff the turkey and get it in the oven. As they say, everything is under control, :-)
Nov 16, 2013 03:30 PM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


i am sure with your advance planning Thanksgiving will be a success at your home. i like the clal to action at the end of your post. Have a great remainder to your Sunday. 

Nov 17, 2013 03:24 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy, that is the best way family & extended family:)

Debbie that is very funny:)))

Eric this year it feels they are even closer, Endre

Pat, sounds like you should rest up now and jump into it two days before:)

Nov 17, 2013 11:19 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Endre -- smart way to pull together some of your best and favorite Thanksgiving related posts all in one place.  

Nov 17, 2013 11:29 PM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Endre, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays. I'm so excited to have my big cooking day! I love cooking Thanksgiving for the family!

Nov 18, 2013 01:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

William yes proper planning and repetition make a huge difference:))

Bob, thank you and have a Great Thanksgiving too!

Michael thank you and it is a great reference blog for anyone preparing a Thanksgiving dinner:)

Tamra good luck I guess you and I be both working hard:)), Endre

Nov 18, 2013 02:08 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Why yes, I have. I ordered my Italian Cream Cheese Cake from Mayflower Bakery WEEKS ago!! :)

Nov 20, 2013 12:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joni I can not wait to see the pictures of it:) Do they deliver to California?:))Endre

Nov 20, 2013 02:25 PM