At Texas811, we understand the importance of spending quality time with your family on Thanksgiving. When you are preparing to host your own Thanksgiving at home, it’s helpful to have these tips on hand when prepping your meal.
Plan your menu as thoroughly as possible. Thanksgiving is all about abundance, so don’t be afraid to stuff your family with delicious food. There isn’t anything wrong with making those sides ahead of time, as well—it’ll make the day itself go more smoothly. When you’re preparing your menu, you might want to go ahead and do a gravy practice run, especially if you have never attempted gravy before. You will also want to prep any dough that you may be using ahead of time (bread, pie, rolls, etc). Wrap it in plastic and put it in the freezer until it’s time to start cooking the big meal.
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- Change it up: If you normally roast your turkey, maybe try slow cooking or deep frying it instead this year.
- Jazz up the stuffing: Add your favorite seasonings to the stuffing, and your guests will never know it’s store bought.
- Upgrade your favorite staples: Thanksgiving is all about experimentation, so spice up your sides with some interesting seasonings, or just with what’s around your kitchen.
- The dessert: After a big meal, it only makes sense to have the perfect dessert. Offer your favorite dessert and encourage guests to bring their favorites, too.
Better Thanksgiving Experience
For the greatest Thanksgiving experience, serve what you love. If you want to change some of the recipes up a bit, no one will stop you. Pinterest is a great resource for classic recipes reinterpreted in a new way. Another way to make the most of your Thanksgiving is to offer fun drinks for all ages. You can even theme your party around drinks—have every guest bring a batch of their favorite holiday cocktail, while you worry about the kids’ punch.
We hope you have an effortless and fantastic Thanksgiving dinner!