November is upon us, which means if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it is time to start planning. If this is your first time, you might be wondering how to go about all this. To help you out, here are some simple steps on how to plan Thanksgiving dinner.
Think about past Thanksgiving dinners. What were some of your favorite dishes? Start from there and write down everything you would like to prepare. Than, start filling in the gaps or possibly replacing old dishes with new variations. Pinterest is a great place to find new food to make—it’s also a great place to somehow lose hours of your day.
You also need to know how many people will be descending upon your dining room on Thanksgiving. You definitely want enough food to keep everyone more than satisfied. A great way to make Thanksgiving cooking easier is to ask your friends and family for help. Consult them on what they would like to bring or delegate a recipe.
With as much food as Thanksgiving brings, there is no way you can cook it all in one day. The key to having a successful and delicious Thanksgiving is to start preparing the food as much as two weeks ahead of time—that’s November 13th this year.
Some foods you can prepare early and freeze, and once thawed, they will taste just as delicious as if they were baked fresh. These include things like cheesecake and pie crust.
For a full step-by-step timeline of when to prepare what for Thanksgiving, check out this great list from What’s Cooking America.
Here at Jim Harte Nissan, we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Share your favorite Thanksgiving dish with us in the comments below!