PlanningThanksgiving
To Top

Cook Big Holiday Meals The Day Before

Category Planning

With the big holidays coming, I find when I cook a big meal, I'm too tired to eat. So I make everything possible the day before. Potatoes are peeled, boiled and mashed, dressing is made and baked (when it's done, pour over some chicken broth, cover with foil and it stays moist), turkey is cleaned and placed in the roaster then back in the fridge. Then on the holiday, all I have to do is cook the turkey and "reheat" the rest. Much easier, no one can tell the difference and I can sit and enjoy the meal with my family!

Ad

By The Duck

Answers:

I Agree

You are right. I do everything up to four days before the holiday.

By patsAZ

Cooking The Night Before

I cook the turkey the day before, debone, then put back into roaster and make sure meat is covered with juice that is made when the turkey is cooking then cover roaster with aluminum foil. The next day I put the turkey in the oven at about 250-300 degrees for 3-4 hours it is ready to eat and is very tender. (11/08/2004)

By Valerie

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...

Answers

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

By guest (Guest Post)
November 20, 20070 found this helpful

I totally agree with you.I set the table the night before too. But a big thing I do that probably doesn't sound like much - I get to get by 10:00pm the night before. I get a good night's rest, eat a decent breakfast and get cracking!

Then, around 1/2 hour to 45 mins before guests arrive, I am all showered, painted and sit and have a little glass of white wine, just to take the edge off.

Happy Thanksgiving! Smoochie

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Holidays and Parties Thanksgiving PlanningNovember 19, 2006
Guides
Messy Room Needs Organization
Motivating Yourself to Organize
Being Single on Valentine's Day
Being Single on Valentine's Day
A mother showing her son how to crack an egg.
Teaching Kids to Cook
May Day Flowers
Celebrating May Day
More
😎
Summer Ideas!
🎆
Fourth of July Ideas!
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/06/18 06:01:26 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!