When preparing for Thanksgiving, make-ahead recipes are very important. Many dishes can be made a day before Thanksgiving and can be served by just reheating them. That way you can spend more time with your family and enjoy your Thanksgiving Day.
Here are some simple recipes:-
Goat Cheese Spread: This spread can be made 2 days in advance and then refrigerated.
Cannellini Bean, Scallion, and Prosciutto Dip: You can prepare this dish 1 day in advance and refrigerate it.
Lettuce, Orange and Pecan Salad: This salad can be prepared one day in advance. You can dress and toss it before serving
Cranberry Sauce: This sauce can be made before 4 days of the feast. Avoid adding cilantro to it in advance. It should be added while serving. You can serve this sauce at room temperature or chilled.
Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges: You can cut and season up the sweet potatoes, 2 hours before cooking. They can be refrigerated 1 day in advance and can be reheated in oven.
Butternut Squash Puree: This puree can be prepared and left at room temperature in advance for 2 hours. It can also be refrigerated up to 2 days before.
Pumpkin Cheesecake: This pie can be easily made and refrigerated and can be covered with a plastic wrap, 2 days prior to Thanksgiving.
Sweet Potato Pie: This pie can be made and kept at room temperature with foil covering, up to one day before Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Bread: This bread can be prepared 1 day before Thanksgiving. It can be wrapped in plastic and kept at room temperature.
Chocolate Silk Pie: This pie can be made 2 days in advance and can be covered with plastic and refrigerated up to 2 days prior.
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