Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
Try some of these Thanksgiving meal ideas for a stress free holiday.
many people, the biggest part of their Thanksgiving Day is spent in
the kitchen preparing many dishes, basting the turkey and preparing the
With all the many tasks to be completed on this special holiday, it can
leave you feeling stressed and left out of the fun.
If this sounds like your Thanksgiving Day, then you
want to check out these meal ideas so you can get out of the
kitchen and get in on the holiday fun.
Thanksgiving meal ideas for are all about planning ahead so
you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time actually enjoying
Start early by making a food list at least a week in advance. This
year, create a list of the food items that will be on the
Stick to the list and if an item isn’t on
the list then it won’t be part of the Thanksgiving dinner.
Cook what you can ahead of time and freeze it for the big
Items like casseroles, macaroni and cheese, and rice
dishes are easily cooked ahead of time and can be easily
Don’t forget to let these dishes completely cool
before freezing them or it will cause condensation to form.
dish is evenly cooled, place it in a freezer bag or cover it with an
Then on Thanksgiving morning, just pull them
out of the freezer to thaw in time for dinner.
celebrate Thanksgiving earlier in the day, just take these items out of
the freezer the night before and place them in your refrigerator
Buy a fresh turkey instead of a frozen one. A fresh turkey has a much
better flavor (at least in my opinion) and it’s often awkward finding
enough space to thaw a larger turkey.
When you have a frozen
turkey it takes up much of the room in your refrigerator.
This makes it
difficult to prepare and store other items.
It can take
days for a frozen turkey to thaw.
A fresh turkey
can be bought later without the space worries..
There’s nothing like the taste and smell of a freshly baked pie
all like to have our pies fresh and hot from the
oven, but that is a lot of “perfect” timing for the baker.
fact, if you are hosting a huge Thanksgiving feast this timing is near
Bake your pies before hand and let your friends
and family heat their single pieces up after dinner.
This way it's nice and warm when they are ready to eat
You gotta love the microwave for just these
Plan for appetizers by purchasing or making something for
munchies. If you are like many people, the turkey never seems
to be done exactly as planned.
So plan ahead and have
appetizers ready for the anxious and hungry crowd.
These are just some meal planning ideas that will hopefully make your
Thanksgiving dinner a smooth process and save you some time.
In fact, with this extra time you can even do some Thanksgiving crafts
with your kids.
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Try these soups to compliment your turkey dinner. Save
some of the left overs and make the soups the next day. It's a great
way to get in your turkey scraps over a hot bowl of soup.
Eating Healthy at Christmas
With this holiday right around the corner, find out ways you can eat
healthier and still enjoy some holiday treats.
Healthy Turkey Recipes
Find more ways to enjoy turkey everyday of the year with these recipes. From breakfast to dinner, snacks and appetizers, you are sure to find
something that pleases your taste buds.