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!
By The Duck
By (Guest Post)11/20/2007
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
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