Imagine going to bed Thanksgiving Eve and sleeping in Thanksgiving morning. I always thought you had to get up at 5 a.m. on Thanksgiving to wrestle with a raw bird. That is until I found two recipes from Southern Plate. And boy am I thankful!
I followed Christy’s instructions for making dressing in the crock pot. Not only is it delicious, it frees up oven space. Plus, I took her advice and put the turkey in the oven to cook overnight. Both were such a success they have forever changed the Thanksgiving menu:
- Overnight Turkey (Easy, Delicious and Always Moist!)
- Crock Pot Dressing (minus the chicken for the Thanksgiving meal)
- Asparagus Casserole (Grandpa and Grandma’s recipe)
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Mashed Potatoes
- Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese – a request from the children
- Grandma’s pies<—————the best part!
A few other Thanksgiving Eve tips I found last year:
*Six Tips for Easier Clean Up After a Big Thanksgiving Meal from Hillbillyhousewife
- *Wash your potatoes in the dishwasher?? from Happy Housewife. I did this and it was wonderful!
- *Thanksgiving recipes leftovers roundup thanks to $5dinners
*Preschoolers as Part of the Action – remember to include your little chefs too
And of course, with Thanksgiving, comes Christmas…
*Cruise through the holidays – The Holiday Control Journal by the Flylady
*Here’s one last handy dandy guideline. A week-by-week guide with a steady pace to be ready. Christmas organization timetable from Menus for Moms
Updated from the 2009 Hodgepodge archives