Get a ‘turkey’ leg up on Christmas dinner this year!

We are less than 2 weeks until Christmas day. What are your dinner plans? A turkey perhaps? Why not skip the Christmas Day stress by preparing your turkey the night before! Yes, it is possible!

This infographic provided by The Spruce Eats illustrates all the easy steps to rule the kitchen and kill the main course!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooked on the day-before prep? Here are other ways you can sit back and unwind for Christmas dinner.

 

Gravy

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Delish

You can make gravy literally anytime before your dinner and simply place it in a tight-sealed container, place in the freezer and defrost on turkey day. Incorporate the turkey drippings into your gravy for a real authentic turkey gravy taste the day of the feast!

 

Yorkshire Pudding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Serious Eats

Your first option is to make the batter a day before the actual dinner. Another option is to completely cook and freeze them all. After defrosting, give your puddings some love in the oven for about 5-10 minutes. Serve with gravy – highly recommend!

 

Cranberry Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Budget Bytes

Just like gravy, cranberry sauce can be done anytime before your feast. After heating your sauce, let it cool down then pour it into a tight-sealed container. Before serving for dinner, taste it the sauce to see if anything needs to be added such as sugar, orange zest, nutmeg, etc.

 

Pumpkin Pie

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Once Upon A Chef

Most pies can be made and baked a couple days in advance to dinner time. You do not have to freeze them, just keep it covered with saran wrap in the fridge. By the time dessert comes along, open up that fresh pale of vanilla ice cream, top it with whipped cream and serve to your guests!

 

If you have any other tips or suggestions, please feel free to comment and tell us more! We hope we’ve provided enough information to help you rule the kitchen and come out on top this holiday season.

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