Make Ahead Thanksgiving Menu And Recipes

Dated: 11/21/2016

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Thanksgiving day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I especially love the traditional Thanksgiving menu and I tend not to veer off much from it.

For a smoother thanksgiving day without the sweat and kitchen chaos, use the following menu with a make ahead plan so you can spend your thanksgiving day enjoying family and friends.

Here is an outline of a Thanksgiving Menu with a Make ahead plan:


Deviled Eggs

Croissant Rolls

Platter of cheese, crackers, and veggies

Main Menu:

Herbed Turkey

Salad with Cesar dressing

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Mushroom and Walnut Stuffing

Sweet potato Casserole

Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Rosemary



Pumpkin Cake

Make Ahead Plan:

3-4 Days before Thanksgiving day:

Thaw Turkey

2 days before:

Make the cranberry sauce, refrigerate

Toast the cubed bread for the stuffing

1 day before:

Cook the onions and celery then assemble the stuffing with no eggs and liquids.

Prep the turkey.

Make the deviled eggs, pumpkin cake.

Cook and assemble the sweet potato casserole

Prep Dinner table

Thanksgiving Day:

Prep and Bake the turkey (I use aTurkey Roaster Oven)

Cook potatoes

Prepare Appetizers

Assemble the green bean casserole then bake

Assemble the stuffing then bake

Bake the sweet potato casserole 

Prepare Mashed potatoes and salad

Heat Corn and Cranberry Sauce

Make Gravy

Serve Dinner :)

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