Sunday, November 24, 2013

prepping for Thanskgiving Day

Ok 1 week before Thanksgiving and most of you are not thinking about prepping for the coming year but you will be thinking about prepping for next week!   If you are new to doing up Thanksgiving dinner I'll give you some suggestions on things you can do to prep ahead of time and make your big day go easier.

# 1.  Pie crust can be made up to 10 days before hand.  Many will use store bought pie crust but I've always made ours from scratch and the texture is actually better if you make it up and store it in the fridge for a few days.  Now that some of us are gluten free I make up GF Graham Crackers 2 weeks before hand and crush them to use as graham cracker crust. 

#2. Jello Salads can be made up to 2 days before hand.

#3.  Bread and pies can be made the day before.

#4  Make fresh bread and cut of tear into small pieces and put in a large bowl  and let air dry covered with a large towel for 3 days before to use in dressing.

5. Making mashed potatoes?  Peel your potatoes the night before and cut into pieces and cover with cold water.  When ready to cook drain water and add fresh water and cook.

6. How many casseroles do you have to do up?  Can they be made ahead of time and stacked int he fridge?

7.  Don't forget to take frozen turkeys out of the freezer at least 3 days before hand to keep in the fridge so it can be thawed out when you get ready to cook it.

Good luck and have fun and do as much as possible before thanksgiving day!


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