Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s the time of the year when family and friends gather together for a heartwarming dinner. But the trouble with Thanksgiving is that, no matter how cozy and exciting it is, it can also be very stressful too. Luckily, there are tons of hacks that will not only help you prepare the best knockout Thanksgiving dinner ever but will also save you time and your sanity too. I’ve rounded up 5 Thanksgiving cooking hacks that’ll make your life so much easier. These tips will take the stress off serving your delicious dinner and allow you to enjoy and take in this special day.
So without further ado, here’s a list of 5 Thanksgiving cooking hacks for a stress-free Thanksgiving day:
1. Roast The Best Super Juicy Turkey
It’s awfully easy for a large bird like turkey to dry out during roasting. With the right recipe, however, you can entirely avoid serving up a dry bird this Thanksgiving.
Nigella Lawson’s Spiced and Superjuicy turkey recipe is hands down the best recipe for the juiciest most succulent turkey I have ever tried. I’ve used this recipe for many years, and it never disappoints. Try it once, and you’ll be sold. And I also find the preparation process to be quiet relaxing too. You can get the recipe here.
2. Get-ahead With The Gravy
Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a delicious hot bowl of gravy. Gravy is one of those things that you can make days in advance, way before Thanksgiving dinner because it freezes so well. Wow your guests with this delicious get-ahead gravy by Jamie Oliver. I’ve used this recipe religiously for over four years, and my family loves it. Trust me it’s to die for!
3. Delicious Mashed Potatoes Hacks
Potatoes (mashed or roasted) are an essential dish at any festive table. Amplify the flavor of your mashed potatoes by adding a bit of chicken broth, garlic powder, and cream before mashing. Top the mix off with a good dollop of yummy butter and season well.
4. Get Ahead With The Veggies
You don’t want to spend time chopping carrots, onions, celery, peppers, and other veggies on Thanksgiving day. Keep your stress levels low by prepping all your vegetables a day in advance. You can chop and dice all your vegetables a day or two in advance and store them in ziplock bags for use on the day.
5. Use A Crock-pot To Keep Your Mashed Potatoes Warm
And finally, keep your mashed potatoes warm in a . Not only will you free up a lot of your workspace, but your mashed potatoes will also stay warm until you are ready to serve them to your guests.
That’s it. I do hope you find these 5 Thanksgiving cooking hacks and ideas helpful. Try them all out and let me know what you think. You can leave me a message in the comments section down below. I love hearing from you! Hope you have a lovely and joyous Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and pure happiness!
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