Thanksgiving Tips

The holidays bring togetherness and a delicious meal with family but with cleaning, cooking, traveling and a few surprises, Thanksgiving can serve up a side of stress. Here are a few tips to help you take control of the small stuff and get ahead of that holiday gathering.

Family eating a meal in an apple orchard with apples on the table and pie cutting.

  1. Thaw With Me
    If you purchased a frozen turkey start thawing sooner than later. The amount of time it takes depends on the size of your turkey and if you plan to thaw in the refrigerator or a cold water bath. Remember never thaw at room temperature.
  2. Bake & Freeze Dessert 
    Make those delicious desserts a day or two in advance
  3. Helping Hand
    Have every guest bring a dish, it’s helpful, brings variety, and saves you time.
  4. Avoid Too Many Leftovers
    Avoid too many leftovers with this tip, 1 pound of turkey for each guest.
  5.  Clean As You Go
    The more cleanup you can do while you are working the less time you will spend cleaning after.

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