5 Thanksgiving Day Hacks That Will Save You Time
Thanksgiving is almost here and soon the kitchen will be abuzz with activity, cooking and delicious smells. But for many, the stress of decorating, food prep, and cooking can take away from the true spirit of the holiday; relaxing and being thankful. Managing Thanksgiving dinner takes organization, forethought, and taking on many tasks at once. So here are 5 Thanksgiving Day hacks that’ll save you time in the kitchen.
1.) Put your tots in the dishwasher: When there’s no time to scrub dozens of potato by hand, put them through a rinse cycle in your dishwasher and cook away!
2.) Potato power: Want to make the perfect mashed potatoes that they’ll be talking about for generations to come? Well pop those tots out of the dishwasher and add a little baking soda after you mash them. Thanks to a chemical reaction (yay science!) adding a pinch baking powder to your potatoes can make them fluffier.
3.) Host a potluck: Does the thought of preparing an entire Thanksgiving meal by yourself send you into a panic attack? Go nontraditional and host a potluck. It’s a fun way to make sure the whole group can still get together for some tasty food and there’s guaranteed to be at least one dish that each of your guest will like.
4.) Buffet style serving: If you have a table the size of a matchbox with no room for all your Thanksgiving Day goodies, why not serve Thanksgiving dinner buffet style? Not having to figure out how to fit everything on the table will save you loads of stress, and if everyone’s serving themselves, there’s a chance you may actually get to sit down with a plate of food at some point.
5.) Keep décor simple: There’s no need to stress out and bookmark every Pinterest pin that ever existed to decorate for Thanksgiving, especially when you’re pressed for time. While you’re at the grocery store picking up all the trimmings, just pick up some gourds, apples and other pretty fall produce. Then, cluster them on your table for an elegant Thanksgiving look. A few candles, a tablecloth and one or two accent pieces are all a Thanksgiving table really needs. After all your hard work, the food should be the star.
Whichever of these 5 Thanksgiving Day hacks you decide to use, try not to stress or over plan. This is a holiday ripe with enjoying time with your loved ones and inevitably, something will not go as planned. Just relish the day and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
The Voss Team
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