Toni’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving 2012

“Spending Turkey Day with Your Family, NOT the Kitchen”

Thanksgiving Dinner Table


Stress-Free Holiday

Toni’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving goes something like this:  Do one or two small tasks every day for 12 days before Thanksgiving.  The result- a stress-free and organized holiday with lots of time to do what matters most to you by spending precious time with friends and family.


Thanksgiving: Cooking For A Large Group?

“I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner for our families. Everyone comes to our house because I established this as our tradition. I go all out with the decorations, menu and activities for the kids. I typically have between 30 and 35 people to cook for each year. It took me a few years to figure out that the one thing I was missing out on was time to spend with each guest. At the end of the evening I was wishing I had a chance to talk more with this person or that person, or to spend more time sharing this special day with my kids.”  -Toni Spilsbury




Toni’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving Guide includes popular recipes like Not-So-Sweet Potato Casserole, Sparkling Cranberry Punch and Sauteed Spinach with Cranberries (just to name a few):

Not So Sweet Potato Casserole

Not-So-Sweet Potato Casserole


Sparkling Cranberry Punch

Sparkling-Spiced Cranberry Punch with Cranberry Ice Ring


and the popular Steamed Green Beans with Mushroom White-Wine Shallot Sauce:

Green Bean Recipe

Steamed Green Beans with Mushroom White-Wine Shallot Sauce (wine optional)


Family Traditions

Are you cooking for a large group this Thanksgiving?  Tradition has made my home the gathering spot each year and I love it.  I typically cook for about 20-35 people each Thanksgiving and everyone says, “that must be a lot of work”.  And you know what, they’re right.  Over the years I’ve created a system of planning, shopping and preparation to help ease the workload for the big day.  Not only that, it also frees me up to spend more time with the people I care about.


Toni’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving Guide

Toni’s 12-day guide breaks up the overwhelming job of preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner into small daily tasks, allowing busy moms to spend the holiday enjoying family and friends instead of slaving away at the stove.  With daily tips, recipes and videos, Toni will help make this holiday less stressful.


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What I found by using my 12-step system was I had time to spend with my family and guests, and that’s what it’s all about- right?  What’s the point of having the people who are special to you in your home for dinner if you’re going to spend all of your time stressed in the kitchen wondering what to do next?  Sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter and be the first to receive our e-book!


12 Days of Thanksgiving


This year I’m including menus, recipes, printables, activity ideas, grocery shopping lists, giveaways, videos, coupons and decorating tips each day for 12 days.

Join me this Thanksgiving and spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.  Happy a happy and Organized Thanksgiving!

Toni Spilsbury, The Organized Cook

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a Happy & Organized Thanksgiving! – Toni Spilsbury, The Organized Cook


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