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- What will you do to prep and save time this holiday?
Before things get too busy, I always try to make some extra meals that can go into freezer. Happy Holidays!
I don’t prepare anything early….never have and probably never will. It was the way I was taught. Just get up and do it…..but it does seem much easier now.
I never manage to prepare early, but I dream of doing so every year! maybe one day!
Prepare cranberry sauce stored in Ziploc in the freezer
To pre prep for any even or holidays, I stock up on items when they’re on sale and I know that I will be using them. Then as the day approaches, I cook what I can a day ahead and just reheat in the oven or pre prep the ingredients.
I found a recipe for make ahead turkey gravy. It will take the stress out of trying to make it on Thanksgiving Day.
My work place lets us leave at noon on the Wed before Thanksgiving. I use that time to prep and then cokk everything the next morning.
Go to my brother’s house.! 🙂
Bring the beer and wine
I will purchase everything I need beforehand and not get stressed dealing with crowds and empty shelves right before.
We always prep the night before as much as we can to save time.
I am always half bake the biscuits a night before, make the cranberry sauce from scratch a day or 2 early so the flavor can set.
Get things cleaned and house ready the week of and as much pre-prepped as possible.
Have the turkey prepped and ready to go the night before.
I chop any veggies I can the night before to save time!
I preassemble my casseroles and pie crusts, saves sooooo much time.
Make my menu, then my grocery list off of it. I will shop for everything before the week of Thanksgiving so I can avoid the crowds that wait until the last minute. And Wednesday night before Thanksgiving we will get dinner from Publix deli. YUM!!!
The weekend before, we deep clean the house. Everyone helps!
I bake cookies with my daughter all day. It gets dessert prepared for all of our holiday gatherings and gives a good chance to visit.
I chop my vegetables and freeze them so when I get ready to cook all I have to do take what I need out of the freezer, it saves me so much time.
Most of the sides are made and frozen on the weekend before so all I have to do is the big bird!
I try to make my pies and deserts the day before so that all I have to worry about is dinner on the day of Thanksgiving.
I usually go over a relative’s house, but will bring a few items for our meal together.
I like to prep as much as I can the night before!
I prepare the whole Thanksgiving dinner for my family of 15 people. I shop and purchase everything from Publix and I start preparing 2 days ahead of time. Thank goodness for ziploc brand products.
Clean ahead of time. Allow other family members to bring dishes. Do prep work the day before.
I try to get the shopping done as early as I can so I don’t have to fight the crowds close to the holiday:)
I bake cookies, muffins, breads,etc and freeze them. So easy to have them ready for when I need them.
Chop what needs to chopped….cook any sides the day before that taste better as they sit and then just get the bird done on Thanksgiving.
I go to someone else’s house!
I go to a relative’s house.
We begin the day before by making the pies and stuffing plus prep anything else. A few years ago, we started to not make as many side dishes and that has helped.
I always go to a friend’s house for dinner and only need to bring one item so no stress!
I make homemade yeast rolls that I prepare the night before, cook my turkey and all I have to do the next more is prepare the rest of our meal.
I think the most helpful thing will be to keep the house clean little by little each day so it isn’t like “oh crud, I need to clean!” at the last second.
I try to stock up on everything ahead of time so no last minute shopping trips with all the crowds in the stores!
Make my menus and grocery lists ahead and start stocking the freezer with everything I can make ahead.
What I am doing to prep and save time this holiday is getting my baking and some cooking done early and put in the freezer!
My husband is taking the turkey over to his parents to cook, so we have space in the oven for side dishes and pie!
I will make a couple of lists before things get too busy. One for what I need to buy and another for things that I need to do. Having lists to follow helps reduce my stress and keep my mind clear.
Make dinner easy .purchase a smoked turkey from publix.
I prep with lists, lists, lists.
I’ll be making many of my Thanksgiving Dishes the day before this year, so all I’ll have to do it heat them up on the big day. That goes for deserts too.
We don’t usually cook for any of the holidays. Other family members host and we just show up. Next year may be different if we are in our new house and manage to host Thanksgiving for the first time in 10 years (hasn’t happened since my son was born 9 years ago).
This year we will eat at a restaurant
For the last two Thanksgivings, we’ve gotten the Jennie-O oven ready bone-in turkey breast which turned out great both times and doesn’t require really any prep so we’ll probably get one this year too.
I buy items in advance so I dont have to fight the crowds!
Assign more dishes to other people to make and bring.
I always keep my eye on old.iheartpublix.com for any sales and prepare for holiday saving
If there any on sale item for holiday, I will stock it up. This is a saving season.
I buy all the food and supplies I need at Publix way ahead of time. I make the turkey the day before, as well as dessert.
We prep by planning the menu in advance and checking sales on your blog!
I make some dishes the night before Thanksgiving and Clean one area of the house each day for a week.
We will get the ingredients early and organize them ready for making and baking the next morning. We are also reducing the number of dishes we serve as there is only 4 adults.
Got my pumpkin roasted and in the freezer, thanks to Ziploc
Use this website to help me plan and save money!! 🙂
Make a list of everything I need, make some of the dishes a day before; also, I start to decorate and set the table a couple of days before Thanksgiving.
I make some of the side dishes the day before.
I make a list and schedule so that I know everything will get done on time.
Meal planning, meal prep, sales ads,
I like to plan the menu early so I can look for the ingredients on sale and find coupons to use. The week before Thanksgiving, I make sure the items for the table are washed and ready.
I’ve already started purchasing some of the food I will need and will make most of the desserts ahead of time.
Def menu plan and assign “who makes/brings what”.
I make list after list after list! It helps me to stay focused!
I make sure all the shopping is done ahead so I only have to worry about the cooking as the holiday approaches.
We do the cooking over a 2-day period so that we are not crushed for time on Thanksgiving day.
Stock up on staples throughout the year when they are on sale and when I have coupons.
I make lists for food, cleaning, and table settings/decorations. I make some of the dishes 2-3 days ahead.
I have already started preparing for Thanksgiving. I make a list and purchased a few items each week. I am also preparing the house by cleaning and decorating ahead of time for the holidays. My husband and I work as a team and it makes the prep time fun and easy.
I have already started preparing ahead by planning the menu, finding recipes, making notes on what to buy and will continue doing as much in advance as I can.
Prep is underway! Started buying items as they go on sale. Bake a and freeze.
I will be looking for all the deals and buying what I need early, starting now!
We buy and cook everything the weekend before the holiday
A Greenwise Chicken becuase my family does not like turkey. 🙂
I do most of my cooking on Wednesday. I handle all of the sides, while my sister bakes all of the desserts and my mother prepares the turkey. Divide and conquer!
I have already purchased the majority of items needed. I will also prep by chopping, slicing, mixing and cutting any items I can so that once I start I don’t have to pause.
First shop, then clean, then cook.
I make several casseroles ahead of time and freeze them.
I make my pies, salads and stuffing the day before.
I make my side dishes and desserts in advance. I also buy the desserts from Publix BOGO sales.
definitely will be stocking up early and keeping an eye on deals
I enlist my family members help the night before so that all my prep is done because I don’t get much help from them during the day of any holiday.
Start early and stay super organized!
Planning the menu ahead, shopping for everything thing before the week of.
prep for all crazy family fun
I will plan out the menu in advance and do as much prep of the food before Thanksgiving day so it is less stressful.
We get some of the casseroles assembled the day before and get the decor laid out early but for us cooking the day of is part of the fun!
I make deserts a day or two in advance. My two daughters make a side dish to bring. I tried to do all in advance that I can so all I do is cook turkey and decorate table the morning of . Time with family is priceless
I always start a couple of days ahead of time. My sister helps.
I will have the whole family join in on cooking.
We do the prep work a few days before. Then the day before we cook some of the side dishes. The day of Thanksgiving the turkey is cooked.
I make several dishes ahead of time and freeze them.
I always have a potluck at Thanksgiving. It saves me lots of time prepping and cooking.
I plan to clean house a week early and prepare all salads the day before.
I do all the running to Publix the week of Thanksgiving for my family. Whatever they’ve forgotten or decided they need last minute, I’m the one to get it.
Chop fresh ingredients and food prep BEFORE the big day! Also make sauces and desserts ahead of time for a low stress holiday.
This would be my first time to shop at publix, hoping for a great start with them.
Cook the day before and my extended family contribute dishes
We prep by planning in advance and preparing some sides in advance.
I make most of our side dishes and desserts several days in advance. It saves so much time and gives me the opportunity to enjoy the actual holiday!
I prep by making sides and desserts in advance
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Thanksgiving is family time – get everyone involved – Food (prepare early) Family (all hands welcomed) Fun (making memories that last a life time) Rather than Stressed spell it backwards have DESSERTS!
I always make most of my sides in advance if possible to save time thanksgiving day.
This time I’m making sure I have all the food items I need to make Thanksgiving dinner way before the week of Thanksgiving. Last year I waited too long and there was no cranberry sauce left on the shelves! lol
I might go out to eat – so no cooking or cleaning necessary!
Cook less. Always too much left that doesn’t get eaten.
A few things..
Keeping up in housework..so not much left to do..
Stock up in advance with ads, coupons as sales..shop early..avoid crowds and sell outs.
Two days before..bake pies, cakes be reads..prep all veggies and fruit..take turkey out of freezer.
Pre set table..get flowers, candles etc
Mashed potatoes are easy to make a day ahead. Also, when a guest asks if they can bring something, I take them up on it!
Set up a grocery list in advance and prepare any side dishes early
Prepare whatever dishes I can early.
I buy things in advance to make sure I have them. Try and make some stuff the day before but most of it has to be made that day.
cleaning and decorating
I will check the iHeartPublix deals and get all my ingredients ahead of time to save money AND time instead of waiting till the last minute.
I have started holiday shopping now. I also have a potluck Thanksgiving lunch.
a good cleaning and preparing food
I think I’ll be out to eat for Thanksgiving – and I like the idea!
chop and freeze onions, peppers and celery in pre-measured packages.
Have some of the meals and desserts catered.
I’ll be eating out so no cooking for me this Thanksgiving!
Clean and decorate
Doing a deep clean of the house a week before Thanksgiving, so it’s just normal cleaning through the holidays!
Cook pies, and prep anything I can the day before.
the only prepping that’s possible for me is desserts and my pumpkin muffins which I make a day or two before
I always create a menu way in advance and start shopping a little at the time
I will prep appetizers before the big holiday dinner.
Try to get as many items prep ready and make appetizers ahead of time!!!
We have everyone bring a dish so no one has to do all the cooking and prepping.
Start prepping cooking and dinner table set up the day before
I make a checklist and plan for a couple of weeks again. I already have my holiday cards ready to go. I have cleaning products and groceries purchased for the big meal. I also enlist help with all of the things we prepare for Thanksgiving dinner.
Prepare earlier and not wait until the day before lol
This is more for Christmas, but any gift buying I can do early helps leave me more time for other tasks. Shopping is the most stressful.
I try to to make list of things to get done each day, so I won’t have to do everything in one day
I prepare by doing all my baking way ahead of the holidays. I try to have most done by the second week of December.
I make desserts in advance. I also ask everyone to bring something , there’s no need to overwhelm yourself and miss out on the fun.
I make anything freezable ahead of time!
I set up my dinner plans early.
I’m setting up a new dining room that we’ve never had before (been eating on the couch in front of the tv for a long time with no kitchen table) so that we can host Thanksgiving this year for the first time 🙂
I make what I can ahead of time and stick in the freezer.
i make everything in advance thats possible so i dont have so much to do that day
I make as much as I can in advance and also have guests bring what ever they want.
Try to stock up ahead of time with my food list, then prep most of the sides a day or two ahead of time. Deep clean the house the weekend before and try to remember the true meaning of the holiday so I can enjoy the day with friends and family!!
Lots of lists and organization.
I love to get everybody around the table and hand out list of things to do.
Whistle my why though the holidays. I love to work to get everything done especially decorate.
Try to cook as much in advance clean, prepare for guests.
I cut and measure everything for my recipes ahead of time.
Get shopping done early on a weekday to avoid crowds!
I’ll make some things (cookies, pies) beforehand and freeze them, making it much easier to prepare everything else the day of thanksgiving.
Prep and cook as much as I can the day before
I ALWAYS check the I heart Publix email for a list of DEALS and coupons so I can get the things I need ahead of time and at the lowest prices!
Do ALL of my shopping so that I can focus on the matters at hand at home.
i will assign everyone their jobs and duties now
I will start by cleaning out my refrigerator .
Make lists, and ask family and friends to bring dishes to our holiday gatherings.
i’ve already started cleaning for guests.
I am buying more premade foods this year at Publix, like desserts, cookies.
I make and follow a million lists. Shopping, time lines, cooking, etc.