If you plan on hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year, no doubt you've already begun making preparations and plans to make this Thanksgiving one to remember. Even if you've hosted dozens of Thanksgiving dinners, there's always a trick or two that will make the holiday less stressful.
Here's a few tips that can help you have a more enjoyable Thanksgiving.
1. Set the Table the Night Before.
It may be simple, but it's one less thing to worry about on the big day.
2. Empty Dishwasher and Trash Cans the Night Before.
You now you're going to fill up a few bags, so go ahead and line the cans with extra bags to save time and effort.
3. Prepare as Many Dishes as You Can in Advance.
You can freeze gravy bases, and veggies can be cooked and refrigerated up to two days in advance. You can also do prep work like washing and peeling vegetables so they're ready to roast.
If you have guests staying over, have some items ready for them so they can take care of their own breakfast. That way you can focus on the dinner.
5. Make Edible Napkin Rings for the Kids’ Table.
You can make napkin rings out of pre-made crescent dough baked into 4-inch rings. That will keep the kids from complaining that they're hungry.
6. Use Square and Rectangular Pans.
You can fit more dishes in the oven this way.
7. Save Easy Jobs for Early Birds.
Why not let the early birds help out? You can save a few simple tasks that your guests can help with, such as filling the breadbasket or pouring water.
With these tips, we hope you have a happy Thanksgiving with friends and family.
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