The week of Thanksgiving is here. If you are hosting a Thanksgiving meal at your home this year, you have probably been planning details for quite a while. Our team at Savory Catering hopes you have an unforgettable holiday and we have provided a list of tasks to be done these days leading up to Thanksgiving Day.
Wednesday before Thanksgiving:
In order to make Thanksgiving Day manageable do as much as you can the day before including:
· Assemble and bake pies; store them at room temperature (unless they're custard-based, such as pumpkin pie, which should be refrigerated).
· Prepare any side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, that can be made ahead and reheated in the microwave.
· Clean and dry salad greens and store them in a resealable plastic bag.
· Set the table; arrange chairs; set out flowers, candles, and any other decorations.
· If brining your turkey, prep it and leave it in the brine overnight.
On the big day follow this schedule to help have a flawless event!
- If stuffing your turkey, prepare the stuffing and fill the turkey.
- Put the turkey in to roast.
- Defrost breads and any other prepared items that have been frozen.
- Chill white wine and beer. Set up the bar for any other drinks you'll be making.
- While the turkey is roasting, complete all the other dishes. Let them stand at room temperature or, if ready more than one hour ahead, refrigerate.
half an hour before dinnertime:
- When the turkey comes out, let it rest while you make the gravy and reheat the side dishes on the stovetop, in the oven, or in the microwave.
- Dress the salad.
- Carve the turkey and serve the meal. (Don't forget to save the carcass, you can make yummy turkey soup)
- Wrap up leftovers within two hours.
- Make coffee and tea, whip cream for pies, and serve dessert.
Hopefully these tips and schedules can help you and your family get things done efficiently and on time. Our team at Savory Catering wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving holiday! Please contact us if you have any questions or need an affordable catering company at your next big event!