Prepare things in advance. For instance, I always prepare holiday desserts a day or two ahead of time. I peel and cut my potatoes the night before the big day and then place them in a pot of water and store it overnight in the fridge. The cold water prevents browning and then all I have to do is cook and then mash the potatoes. Anything that can be done a day or two ahead of time, helps keep the rushing around like a lunatic to a minimum.
By Sabrys from Salem, IN
I love your idea about keeping the peeled potatoes in water in the fridge overnight and it's also a good way to conserve water by using the same water to boil ;-)
I take it a step farther - go ahead and cook & mash those potatoes before you refrigerate.
Then all you have to do is re-heat them.
And cook the turkey the day before and serve in a crockpot the next day. All our family volunteers to bring a dish to the host family and the host family provide the potatoes and turkey. Helen Rae-Amasa MI
You can make the potatoes several days ahead and freeze them. Put them in the crock pot when you warm them. Bread can be made a day or two ahead and warmed in the microwave. I have a dessert that I make even a week ahead and freeze.
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