It is almost Thanksgiving and these Thanksgiving Day Hacks are going to make your food prep so much easier and more stress-free. I am nothing if not a stress-free hostess. I think the worst thing that you can be a stressed-out hostess, because then your company doesn’t feel relaxed and welcome. So grab your Thanksgiving Handprint Table Cloth and your ingredients and let’s get going on Thanksgiving!
1- Don’t have a roasting rack? Use foil instead. Image source from Huffpost Canada
2- Cook your turkey in the slow cooker all night long to retain the juiciness.
3- Rinse your potatoes in your DISHWASHER... yes, really. Instead of scrubbing them, put them on your top rack and run a rinse cycle.
4- Wrap a wet Bounty Paper towel around your drink bottles and put them in the fridge. It will cool your drink in 15 minutes.
5- Boil potatoes with the skin on for 15 minutes. They will be easy to peel afterwards. Just take them out of boiling water, let them cool for 10 minutes and peel them by rubbing them gently.
6- If you are trying to make a recipe that calls for brown sugar and the sugar is hard, place a moist paper towel in the brown sugar container. Microwave it for 30 seconds and it will be soft.
7- Add a small pinch of baking powder to your potatoes while you are mashing them to make them light and creamy.
9- Wrap a Bounty paper towel around vegetables to keep them fresh.
11- Use tongs to cramp pie crust edges, as suggested by LifeBuzz.
12- Create a homemade degreaser solution. Fill a spray bottle 3/4 full with hot water, then add juice from one lemon and fill the rest with vinegar. After stove cools, spray the solution directly on greasy areas. Immediately, use Bounty paper towels to wipe melting grease off the stove surface.
13- Use a COOLER to keep your food warm when it is done cooking, but not ready to serve (like a pie or rolls)
14- If your run out of room in your refrigerator for drinks, put them in another cooler filled with ice and leave it on the back porch.
15- Or use your cooler to make corn on the cob! Pour two kettles of boiling water into a cooler, over corn. Shut the lid and cook it for 30 minutes.