Since we'll be hosting Thanksgiving this year and it's two weeks away,
it's time to get organized!
I just retrieved my old Bon Appetit magazines,
our family's favorite Thanksgiving recipes are a collection from 10 year old issues.
They are tried and true and not only delicious,
but include my must for a stress free day....
~ do-ahead ~
This is my secret weapon to get 'mr. simple' and 'detail boy' to help ~ a toy!
Do you have an apple peeler/corer?
I've had it for years, I got it at Ace Hardware, and I have to admit it is fun
and makes it easy as pie ~ ha!!
How you can organize the week to make Thanksgiving Day simple.
Week Before - Make 2 homemade pie crusts, roll out, place in pie dishes
and freeze. .
Monday - Make cranberry sauce (the recipe says you can make 1 week ahead)
Tuesday - Thaw pie crusts in fridge
Prepare Struesel for Sweet Potatoes and refrigerate
Prepare Topping for Apple Pie and refrigerate
Make Herb Butter for turkey and refrigerate
Set the Table & Organize all Serving pieces
Wednesday - Prep all vegetables for stuffing (I use Pepperridge Farm bread cubes)
Prepare turkey (all except stuffing) cover and refrigerate
Prepare pumpkin pie
Prepare Sweet Potato & Orange Puree
Thanksgiving morning - Finish putting stuffing together, stuff turkey and roast
Make mashed potatoes and put in crock pot on low to keep
Cook green beans, can be prepared 2 hours ahead
Prepare apple pie
Whip cream for dessert
~ This is my favorite tip ~
The apple pie takes 1 hr. and 25 min. to cook and needs to cool an additional hour,
I like to put it in the oven right before we sit down for dinner and by the time we're
finished and have the kitchen cleaned up we're ready for round two ~ warm apple pie!
Recipes from Bon Appetit Magazine - click on recipe title
Hi, I’m Pam…living a simple, but active life in Denver. I love sharing the details of creating a stylish, yet comfortable home for our family. Using my latest garage sale or Craigslist finds puts a smile on my face!