Thanksgiving week is upon us, which means it’s time to wrap up our menu planning and make some decisions already — grocery shopping awaits! Whether you’re hosting the meal or bringing a dish to the potluck, every Thanksgiving cook is faced with a major decision: stick to tradition or add your own little twist? Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows… or Sweet Potato Wedges with Cilantro Crema & Pumpkin Seeds? Herb-Roasted Turkey with Gravy… or Porchetta-Spiced Turkey with Pan Gravy? Decisions, decisions… Don’t forget that there are a few things you can be doing today to make things easier for yourself come Thanksgiving, such as:
- If you’re working with a frozen bird, now’s the time to let it start thawing in the fridge. (Allow 24 hours for every four pounds of turkey)
- You can make your cranberry sauce and salad dressings now… they’ll keep great in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Make your pie crusts now and freeze the shell, so they’ll be ready for fillings on Thursday.
What am I forgetting? I’d love to hear what you all have on the menu this Thanksgiving, and click through the slides for an inspired Thanksgiving menu with a “twist!”
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