Prepare for the holiday with these stress-free Thanksgiving tips.
When the holidays come around, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of planning and preparation that comes with the celebrations. If you are the planner of the family, take a moment to prepare for festive times with these helpful tips.
Using a calendar or planner to schedule out the timeline for Thanksgiving dinner may seem silly, but it will help tremendously. Knowing exactly when and how everything should be done will make the upcoming days feel like a breeze.
Start weeks in advance by ordering and renting items you will need. The turkey, chairs and tables, and cleaning services are examples. Get as much out of the way as you can before Thanksgiving approaches.
Buy nonperishable items a week or so before. This includes food, utensils and centerpieces. Avoid the rush at the stores that typically occurs closer to the day. As it nears, prepare food items that you can freeze or refrigerate ahead of time. Piecrusts, casseroles and gravy are examples.
Remember to thaw out the turkey based on its size. Butterball has a great guide to help. On the day, make an oven schedule for items that need to bake besides the turkey. People always want to chip in, so take advantage and ask for help or have them bring a dish to ease your load.
Creating a schedule using the Thanksgiving dinner planning guide tips that Epicurious, Williams-Sonoma and Food Network offer will make you look like a pro.
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Until next week,
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