Halloween was cute and all, but it’s November now, which means the Super Bowl of food holidays is on the horizon – Thanksgiving, here we come!
I’m just here with a friendly reminder that, if you’re hosting or cooking this year, there are things you can do now to make your life easier in a few weeks. If you have the time and freezer space, here are some things to get done this weekend:
- Make cranberry sauce! Let it cool and then freeze it in a zip top bag.
- Pump out some pie dough! Then form it into discs (or you can even roll it into 1/2-inch thin circles), wrap it tightly and freeze. Even if you don’t know what kind(s) of pie you’ll make this year, you’ll be thankful the dough is donezo. (Although let’s be honest, it’ll probably be this and this. #classics)
- Make a batch of chicken or turkey stock. Freeze in zip top bags or quart containers. (You can use this to moisten your stuffing or to turn out a beautiful batch of Pumpkin Leek Soup.)
When you can break up all the beautiful work that is PFT (sorry, Planning For Thanksgiving), it doesn’t feel so much like work. The point is to leave plenty of time to ENJOY the holiday. We can do this! Thanksgiving 2017!
I’ll check in a few times this month with more turkey day tips and tricks. HAPPY NOVEMBER!