1. Plan your meal early. Use a meal planner, this way you can be sure to get everything you need.
2. Do a test run. Never cook a meal you are not comfortable with.
3. Prepare early. You can cut all your veggies and potatoes before hand. Place them in plastic containers. Store in frig.
4. If possible take Wednesday off. You can clean house, shop, do all your prep work before hand.
5. Skip basting. This will take longer to cook your turkey with having to open the oven.
6. Ask for help. Being your first time cooking a Thanksgiving Dinner, this will help relieve some of the stress.
7. Watch your oven. You will be cooking several items that require different oven temperatures, turkey, stuffing, pies, and rolls.
Have fun preparing you first dinner, If something goes wrong, oh well. Preparing my first Thanksgiving Dinner,the turkey was still frozen, who knew it would take 3 days to thaw in the refrigerator. This was before internet and mom was 3000 miles away. Needless to say, it took longer to cook, but I was proud of myself for it tasted just fine…So have fun and don’t forget to ask for help. Also check out our coupon tab for additional savings.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Peanut Butter List…