Yes....we have our work cut out for us today....but just take it one item at a time! Hopefully you have it all timed right and you can just spend the whole day in the kitchen today!!
I am very lucky...and thankful...that I have my mom!! She is making, as she does every year, the soup for our dinner. And...this year she is making the whole Antipasto Course of the meal. I know...but we are Italian...we have to have Antipasto!!! So, she is handling two complete courses for me....that is huge!!! Thank you, Gigi!!!!
So, that leaves tomorrow....THANKSGIVING!!!!
If you get all of this done today then tomorrow's list is simple....
Make sure to take your stuffing and turkey out early and let it come to room temp!!
Make sure to use meat thermometers...one in the breast and one in the thigh!! Please, please, please try not to open the oven too much. Only about three times in total to baste. Also, make sure that you have the turkey cooking timed correctly, so you can give it about 45 minutes to rest when it comes out of the oven before you cut it!!
Besides your turkey and/or stuffed turkey breast, there are only a couple of dishes left to make......
POTATOES....whether they are a regular mashed or my Twice Baked Potatoes, this is one dish I always like to make fresh on Thanksgiving Day. In my opinion, they do not reheat well.
STUFFED CAULIFLOWER....I like to make this fresh also. I do not want it to loose it's crunchy, crispy outside if I were to reheat it.
Please, do not forget to take all of your prepared dishes out of the refrigerator at least two hours before you would like to reheat them. It is much better to reheat food that is at room temp then cold right out of the refrigerator, Take everything out and set it on the counter EARLY.
Lastly, have a list of all of the items that should be on your table. It never fails....I always forget something....cranberry sauce, gravy...etc!!
After all that......sit back, enjoy your amazing meal!!
FROM INSIDE NANA'S KITCHEN.....WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY, BLESSED, THANKFUL AND PEACEFUL THANKSGIVING!!!!!
WATCH OUT FOR SOME GREAT LEFTOVER RECIPES TO FOLLOW!!! YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THEM!!!
I TRULY HOPE MY ADVICE AND RECIPES HAVE HELPED MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY DINNER A LITTLE EASIER, AND A LITTLE MORE DELICIOUS!!! DON'T FORGET, IF YOU DID MAKE ANY OF MY RECIPES... PLEASE POST PICTURES, WE WOULD ALL LOVE TO HEAR AND SEE !!! GOOD LUCK!!!