Skip Nav
Trader Joe's
Pick This Up, Not That: Trader Joe's New Foods
Summer
A Last-Minute Party Dip That Looks Like You Tried Hard
Summer
This Is How to Make the Summer's Most Talked-About Drink

How-To: Orchestrate a Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner

Still deliberating over what to serve for Thanksgiving?

While it's true that there's less than 24 hours until the biggest meal of the year, don't let the timing deter you from preparing a fabulous feast that's still outrageously indulgent. Unless you reveal your secret, your guests won't know the difference between this meal and one that you spent days preparing. To get our top suggestions if you've only got a couple of hours to put everything together,

.

  • Skip the tedious roasting and carving. Serve this 60-minute turkey platter instead.
  • Need a hasty vegetable side? Heat up frozen creamed spinach, plated with a garnish. Creamed spinach is such an all-around favorite dish, we promise it'll be a winner.
  • While the turkey's cooking, make stuffing squares with saltines and vegetables on hand.
  • Punch up frozen mashed potatoes by stirring in chicken broth, half a cup of Parmesan cheese, and a teaspoon of truffle oil. Nobody will know you didn't make it from scratch!
  • Store-bought, whole-berry cranberry sauce does double duty as a both a condiment as well as a sweet and tart topping for pound cake.
  • Pour a cocktail made of ingredients you likely have on hand, such as this cranberry mimosa, which simply calls for cranberry juice, orange juice, and sparkling wine.
  • Still scrambling to get everything together? Employ your guests to help out in the kitchen.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
girlwparasol girlwparasol 7 years
This seriously sounds almost identical to what the BF and I are doing today! (Except that we're subbing couscous for stuffing, since I'm not a huge fan of stuffing.)
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bar Cookies
Alton Brown Live on Broadway
Why You Should Date a Canadian
DIY Spa Kit
Carry On Packing Tips
Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies
Best Pictures of Prince George

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
X