We’re just weeks away from the biggest dinner of the year – Thanksgiving. This is perhaps the biggest cooking and meal day of the year, a day dedicated to giving thanks and piling as much delicious food as you possibly can on your plate! This is the one day each year where even the most skilled and organized chefs tremble in fear thinking about how they’ll be able to manage cooking each and every dish. We’ve been there, and we know the anxiety. That’s why we’ve put together five ways to make your Thanksgiving dinner easier!
- Plan your shopping trips!
This sounds simple, but it’s actually the most effective way to ensure you have everything you may need and stay organized on what can be cooked prior to the big day. Make sure to get all your nonperishable items a week before and everything else the Tuesday of Thanksgiving.
- Stay ready!
Prepare what you can before the big day. Think of your desserts, your cranberry sauce, and appetizer dips or finger foods. Make sure only the items that must be cooked on the big day are saved for Thanksgiving.
- Read Your Recipes!
I know, it sounds simple. By carefully reading your recipes, you can determine how much time you’ll need, what items you lack and what you already have.
- Make big-batch cocktails!
If you’re serving adult beverages, make sure it’s in big-batch recipes. This way, you can make sure everyone has a drink and still manage to keep your workload relatively small.
- Keep warm turkey or chicken stock handy!
This simple tip will legitimately save your Thanksgiving meal. Warm chicken or turkey stock will loosen up thick gravy, moisten your side dishes, and revive any overcooked turkey. Keep warm stock on the back burner and you’ll be golden.
Follow these five simple tips and your turkey day will go off without a hitch in Bozman Farms!