Thursday, November 10, 2011

Steps You Can Take Now For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

10 easy steps you can do now for a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner.

In The Kitchen:
1. Make pie dough, form into two discs, wrap tight in plastic wrap, and freeze.
2. Make cranberry sauce and freeze (I use ball jars with one and half inches of room). Defrost it by putting it in the refrigerator the night before Thanksgiving.
3. Make your croutons for stuffing.
4. Make lists and do all of your nonperishable grocery shopping now. That's all your baking ingredients, stock (if you are not making it yourself), potatoes, root vegetables, butter, nuts, and wine.
5. Make a day of cooking schedule.

For Your Table:
1. Iron or dry clean your table linens and place them on hangers.
2. Polish your silver.
3. Gather serving platters and label each one with the recipe that will be served in it.
4. Pre-order your flower arrangements and centerpieces.
5. Shine your wine glasses.

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