Tomorrow it begins. On Tuesday I make the gingersnaps. On Wednesday I make the cheesecake. On Thursday I make the quail.
The Thanksgiving menu thus far is sweet-potato cheesecake with a gingersnap crust (this is what's known as "using up ingredients that were on sale"), baked sweet dumpling squash, mashed potatoes with some sort of gravy (if I can find something to make gravy out of), and roasted quail with a pomegranate sauce.
Nope, I haven't made the quail or the cheescake before. Yes, I do have a backup plan: Lots and lots of chocolate that was on sale at Walgreens. I'll get back to you in a few days and let you know if I needed it.