We know how busy life can get—kids, work, family, friends … sometimes just getting dinner on the table is a Herculean feat! So in an effort to save our readers some time, effort, and money here are a few tips, tricks, and hacks that might come in handy in your busy world!
THE REST IS JUST GRAVY.
Use a thermos to keep gravy warm. Decant to a gravy boat just before serving.
Coolers will come in handy for freeing up refrigerator space. Use ice packs instead of ice and store condiments, pickles, salad dressings, etc. You can also line a cooler with aluminum foil, add some folded towels, and use it as a warming drawer for casseroles and such.
FESTIVE AND DELICIOUS!
& HACKS THANKSGIVING
Throw a bag of cranberries in the freezer (grapes also work) for a festive alternative to ice. They won’t melt and water down the drinks like ice cubes do; plus you won’t have to worry about having enough ice on hand.
CHOP TIME OFF YOUR CHOPPING TIME.
OVERCOOKED THE BIRD? If your turkey is a bit on the dry side, drizzle with warm chicken broth once you’ve sliced and plated the bird; it will help moisten the meat and add flavor. This is also a good trick for perking up leftovers.
Shave hours off your prep time by picking up ingredients from a local grocer’s salad bar—think chopped onions, trimmed beans, diced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, hardboiled eggs, and crumbled bacon.
November 2020 Lake Norman Woman Magazine