Sunday, November 22, 2015

Stress-Less Thanksgiving Prep

Cut out the stress of preparing and hosting this Thanksgiving. Be prepared and you'll have a Thanksgiving to remember.

P.S. Don't forget to be thankful that you're able to spend time with your family, eat a delicious meal and create memories that'll last a lifetime!

One week Out:
1. Finalize all guests
2. Clean your fridge and sanitize!
3. Shop until you drop. Don't put anything off for the week of Thanksgiving.

Three - Four Days Out:
1. Depending on your turkey size you might need to go ahead and place it in your fridge to start thawing. It can take up to four days for a 20-pound turkey to fully thaw in the fridge.
Tip: You always want to thaw your turkey in the fridge and not at room temperature.

Two Days Out:
1. If you're making pies from scratch start making those now!
2. Prepare your dressing (it is the South and it is NOT stuffing) and place it in the freezer. By preparing and freezing it a couple days ahead the flavors actually meld together so it tastes better plus you're not trying to make it all at once on Thursday.

One Day Out:
1. Make your cranberry sauce. For a good recipe click HERE!
2. Prepare and bake your casseroles.
3. Ensure all the household chores are done.
4. Soak your turkey in brine overnight

1. Rinse your turkey of brine and pat dry.
2. Place in the oven to begin cooking.
3. Set your table.
4. Prepare appetizers for when guests start trickling in.
5. Make the mashed potatoes and prepare all side dishes to be warmed in oven.
6. Let turkey rest for 30 minutes
7. Enjoy your dinner

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