This time of year I start do EVERYTHING that I can to prepare for the big holidays to come. I start making my broths and freezing them. Quick for sauces and injections. I pre make all the pie shells and freeze them. My Holloween pumpkins are cooked down and pie fillings are made and frozen. I freeze them in the quantity need to fill one pie at a time. Thank God for Zip bags. Pears, and apples are cooked and frozen. The roosters are butchered for the gumbos. I pre chop onion, peppers and place them in freezer. I save every bread end that is left in the bags for my Pan Pad Joui Bread Pudding that everyone has for breakfast the morning of the hoilday. I even pre inject my turkey and he goes back in the icebox overnight. I learned that if I do all I can in advance, I can watch the parade and check some of the game.