by Hannah Reed/Deb Baker
New for this year – I’m making the mashed potatoes today then tomorrow I’ll keep them warm in a slow cooker turned on low. I hope it works out well, because I really don’t like making potatoes the day of.
The family’s secret stuffing gets assembled today, too, since I’m not an in-the-bird stuffing chef, so all I have to do is put it in the oven an hour before the meal.
I’ve had discussions with friends about making the turkey today and slicing it all up, but I love the smell of it as it slowly browns in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. And I'd miss the carving performance by the men in the family.
A roasting turkey in the oven and Macy’s Parade on TV. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Any other shortcuts I should know about??