It always seems like a rush to get the food on the table Thanksgiving Day. How great it would be if you could prepare dishes ahead of time. WAIT YOU CAN! Woman’s Day offers a selection of recipes you can prepare ahead of time. Reduce your stress when you work smarter not harder with these incredible ideas!
Hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year? Wondering how you are going to prepare all that food without losing your mind? Who says you have to provide all the food? Simple Joy Rule #2 says “Ask for Help.” If you are having a crowd, there is no need to wear out yourself or your wallet. Make dinner a potluck! Provide the turkey & let your guests each bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish. You can always fill in the gaps but this makes sure everyone has their favorite dish on Thanksgiving.
Midwest Living has provided you & your guests 40 recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving potluck. Use one of these recipes or use one to help you decide what to prepare. A Thanksgiving potluck allows everyone to take part in dinner preparation. What is someone complains about you hosting a potluck? Well, give them a hug & thank them, LOUDLY, for offering to host Thanksgiving dinner NEXT YEAR !
The crowning glory of your Thanksgiving meal is your pie. Now, some may cringe when I say this but if you aren’t great with pies, then ask someone else to make them or order them from a bakery. No need to create stress for yourself over the pies. There is an art to pie making & if you don’t have it, don’t worry about it! However, if you want to give it a try or if you LOVE to make pies, the Southern Living has a marvelous selection of pies for you, including the yummy looking Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie in the photo! WOW!
While your turkey takes center stage on Thanksgiving, the sides play an important co-starring role. Offer your guests a selection of traditional dishes along with something new with this incredible selection of recipes from Southern Living.
My slow cookers make Thanksgiving a breeze. I’m able to make dishes in my 3 cookers & relax for hours while dinner takes care of itself. You may not have 3 slow cookers but you can always borrow an extra cooker or 2 or 3 if needed. Especially once you see these incredible recipes from Southern Living. They have come up with a fabulous selection of side dish recipes you can prepare in your slow cookers, including a yummy recipe for sweet potatoes & bacon! Now you can relax a bit & let dinner take care of itself! Enjoy!
When I prepare a large dinner or food for a special event, I use as many shortcuts as possible while still offering my guests a fabulous meal. However, there are certain small things I do to impress my guests. And they are all very simple. People are impressed because it just isn’t the way most people would do it. For example, making dressing from scratch. All it takes is dried bread & seasoning plus the things you always add to dressing. Very easy but the fact I made it from scratch seems to impress people. I’m really not out to impress them but I like to make things special for all my guests.
Good Housekeeping has a way YOU can impress your guests this Thanksgiving: homemade cranberry sauce! It is easy to make, allows you to personalize it & will impress your guests! Plus, homemade sauce has a fresher flavor than the canned stuff. Browse through these recipes & try one! Or, use one as a starting point for your own recipe. You never know what you might discover!
As much as I love to cook & bake, I am NOT a pie maker. There is a zen to making the perfect pie & I lack that skill. I know, however, that many of you are fabulous pie makers so I offer you this incredible selection of pie recipes from the good folks of Country Living. Enjoy!
You know by now that I am all about keeping it simple & finding easier ways to do things. This is especially important when preparing for Thanksgiving. There is so much to do that it can be stressful trying to get everything done on time. Better Homes & Gardens offers these Thanksgiving hacks to help you keep everything under control. Enjoy!
Great appetizers set the tone for your special Holiday event. Whether you are serving one to whet your guests’ appetites before a meal or offering a selection at your Holiday Open House or Cocktail Party, appetizers should be planned carefully & made well. Coming up with something new or a selection can be challenging. Fortunately, Country Living has made the job easier for you with this fabulous selection. Enjoy!
I always LOVE to cook. However, the hot weather of summer sometimes makes it tough for me to work up any enthusiasm for cooking. Now that the temperatures are dropping to the cool level, my creative juices are charging up again. Midwest Living is ready to help me & YOU get back into the kitchen, whipping up fabulous dishes the fall! These recipes also give you a head start on Thanksgiving. Enjoy!