Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Here’s How
Everyone is excited for Thanksgiving dinner every year. It is a celebration day with family and friends eating different foods you prepared along with the large roasted turkey. Do you want to host Thanksgiving dinner this year? Is it your first time?
Hosting can be great but it can also be stressful too, not to mention you are cooking. But don’t fret, with these hacks, you’ll learn how to stay calm, help you save money and time and enjoy hosting Thanksgiving dinner.
Most of the traditional thanksgiving dishes are not hard to make nor time consuming once you know how to use your time wisely and with the right plan. With proper plan, you can easily recognize which areas requires a lot of preparation and find solutions for it. With proper plan it is the best way to save time and host this holiday party efficiently with less stress.
Decide on the menu two weeks before the big day. Print or write out the recipes and place them on your corkboard or cabinet for an easy access. Do you want a classic meal? You need roasted turkey and stuffing. There’s mashed potatoes too with either sweet potato casserole or green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, gravy and pumpkin pie.
Next, start looking for turkey at least a week before to the fresh one. Guests expect much on the roasted turkey as it is the symbol of Thanksgiving. There are frozen too but take note how many hours it need to thaw. Then start shopping for your stuffing and other ingredients.
Bake your pumpkin in advance and keep on the fridge. Do you have a lot of vegetables to prepare? Prepare all of these a night before. Chop the vegetables and save them on resalable bags with label. This will help you clean your kitchen in advance and prepare your table in advance.
Kitchen and fridge are filled with food for thanksgiving that you oftentimes forgot your beverages. Set up a drink station where you place the pitchers and glasses. No more space left in the fridge for drinks? No problem, bring out the cooler and filled it with ice, juices and other beverages and keep them cold.
Use slow cooker to keep mashed potato warm. Set the temperature to low, stir every hour and put a little of baking powder to keep the potatoes creamy. Side dishes can be wrapped on aluminum foil and store in microwave or in cooler without ice of course.
If you’re not really that good in cooking, try to throw a potluck Thanksgiving party and see how much time and work you can save. This is less stressful as you each guest will make their specialty which results to more delicious food. This way, you can also taste other people’s thanksgiving dishes.
With all these hacks and tips, for sure, you are going to host a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner party. Guests would love to be invited again for next year holiday party. What are your favorite thanksgiving hacks?
Do you have more tips to add? Feel free to share on the comment box below. I’d love to hear them.