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November 21, 2023

Hey Everyone!

Unlock the secrets to effortless holiday hosting with these 10 ingenious tricks.

Optimize Fridge Space:
Free up valuable fridge space by relocating half-empty sauce bottles, jellies, and pickle jars to a cooler. Create room for prepped meals or a marinating turkey.

Prep in Advance:
Save time on Thanksgiving Day by chopping vegetables and herbs days ahead. Store them in the fridge, labeled and organized by recipe for maximum efficiency.

Quick Garlic Peeling:
Cut down on garlic peeling time and mess by microwaving cloves for 20 seconds. This simple hack ensures easy peeling without sticky hands.

Recipe Visibility:
Hang tried-and-true recipes at eye level to keep them clean and easily accessible. If using a tablet, protect it from spills with a zip-top bag while maintaining touchscreen functionality.

Dishwasher Potato Prep:
Streamline potato washing by tossing them in the dishwasher on a rinse cycle-no detergent needed. The heat and humidity from the rinse cycle make peeling a breeze.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes:
Utilize slow cookers beyond their typical use. Prepare mashed potatoes in advance and keep them at the perfect temperature using the warm setting on your slow cooker.

Thermos Gravy Storage:
Maximize stove space on Thanksgiving Day by transferring hot gravy to a thermos until it's time to serve. Free up stove eyes for other crucial dishes.

Organized Table Setting:
Set the table with labeled serving dishes ahead of time to avoid awkward arranging during the meal. This ensures everything has its place, making serving a seamless process.

Takeout Container Strategy:
Simplify post-meal cleanup by encouraging guests to bring their own takeout containers for delicious leftovers. Have a few cardboard ones ready to ensure everyone leaves with a share.

Batch Cocktails on Standby:
Customize these tips to suit your needs or create your own for the easiest Thanksgiving yet. If all else fails, have ready-to-drink batch cocktails available-guaranteed to keep everyone content.

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