The most important feast of the year just got easier with my menu for a complete make-ahead Thanksgiving. I included all the tips, tricks, and advice to make your holiday smooth sailing, at least when it comes to the food…I can’t guarantee everyone will arrive on time.
Don’t let this holiday stress you out; knock out the main course and all the trimmings well ahead of Thursday. You won’t need a dozen ovens to do it, either! By the time the big day arrives, you actually have time to be thankful.
Carved roast turkey and gravy are at the ready with this recipe that gets all the messy stuff out of the way in advance and gives you a jump start on turkey stock. Learn how (and why) to truss a turkey, too. Recipe here.
Fluffy, piping hot mashed potatoes will be the first things to disappear, so you might want to make-ahead extra so arguments don’t break out! Recipe here.
My mom’s classic stuffing is your secret weapon this year; it can be frozen a week ahead of time and baked at the last minute (thanks, Mom!). Recipe here.
A creamy and rich no-bake pumpkin pie that freezes like a dream and tastes like one, too. Recipe here.
I hope your Thanksgiving is fun, delicious, and festive, without even a little stress. If I haven’t said it already, I’m so thankful for you, for the enthusiasm about good food you bring to the table, and especially for your encouragement along the way.