Thanksgiving Kitchen Tips

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for your kitchen. Why not make it a trouble free one.

Follow these Thanksgiving tips to make sure your day goes smoothly:

Create your menu: Keep it simple. We know it’s easier said than done. Don’t try to cook too many dishes and complex recipes.

Prepare a cooking schedule: Make a timetable based on your recipes and write it down, this easy trick will make your day go much smoother.

Organize the refrigerator: Your refrigerator will probably be full from the extra holiday food, that’s why it’s important to take the time before Thanksgiving to clean it.

Set your Thanksgiving table the night before: Or even days before if you don’t use your dining room table on a daily basis.

Clean as you go: Wipe down countertops and wipe up spills immediately. Run the dishwasher as soon as it’s full and then empty it right away to make room for more dishes.

Cook in advance: Many dishes can be prepared in advance and frozen. Side dishes like cranberries and vegetables are great examples.

Enlist your family to help: Create a family tradition of getting everyone together in the kitchen to prepare the meal.

Don’t wear loose clothing with dangling sleeves: Not only can they dip into the food but they can also dip into the flames.

While cooking be sure to ventilate: Use the range hood, furnace fan, and open windows if needed. Cooking pollutants can impact the quality of your home’s air.

Be mindful of what you are pouring down the drain: Things like turkey bones, grease, potato skins, rice, pasta, and celery can cause unwanted clogs.

Don’t get distracted: Make sure you or a family member is always keeping a close eye on the oven and stove.

Most importantly enjoy your holiday!