What You Need to Host Thanksgiving Meal – Tools to make Thanksgiving day prep easier for hosting. The kitchen gadgets you need to stay sane! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And I thought I’d share some tools for hosting Thanksgiving. A few tools to make the day go much smoother. We all know there are those pressure moments when hosting a gathering and we want everything to go perfectly.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And I thought I’d share some tools for hosting Thanksgiving. A few tools to make the day go much smoother. We all know there are those pressure moments when hosting a gathering and we want everything to go perfectly.
I can assure you that everything won’t go perfectly. That’s the way life is. We wow’ed everyone with our amazing gravy but the sweet potatoes….well let’s just say we forgot they were still in the oven.
Or everyone is raving over the homemade rolls but we completely forgot to make green bean casserole.
So let’s be real, things may not be perfect. BUT these tools will make your job a heck of a lot smoother.
- Plan ahead.
- Write down your menu.
- Write down your ingredients.
- And finally, write down an hour by hour guide to getting it all done. So much less stress when it’s all planned out.
Here’s a great guide and checklist for planning out your timeline.
Putting the turkey in the oven is a cinch when you have a large enough roaster. This Cuisinart Roaster with Removable Rack looks heavy duty without a heavy price tag. It’s perfect because it has handles for easy in and out of the oven with the removable rack to get it out of the pan.
Once the turkey is in the oven you can work on peeling those potatoes. This Swivel Peeler is my absolute favorite. Everyone in the house fights over it and that should be a good sign to buy one for each person so we can have potato peeling parties, right?
Now, don’t forget to baste that turkey! So important for it to stay moist and succulent. I can’t think of anything more dull than dried out turkey. It’s so disappointing! You will baste that turkey, right? All you need is a simple Baster.
Next up, don’t forget to check that temperature. An Instant-Read Thermometer takes out all of the guess work when it comes to turkey time. Don’t guess. According to Butterball, your turkey is done when the temperature is 180° F in thigh and 165° F in breast or stuffing.
Now it’s gravy time! This is my hubby’s favorite part. Get your tools together.
Can’t mix up a good gravy without it. I can visualize the delicious smells. The whole meal coming together and my mom patiently standing over the stove whisking away for that perfect gravy. She does make perfect gravy. Can’t wait to be home for the holidays!
And of course, a beautiful Gravy Boat to showcase the ‘slurp-able pour it all over everything’ gravy.
Now it’s time to pull that turkey out that’s been cooling off a bit. These Stainless Steel Turkey Lifter work wonders for lifting a heavy turkey onto your cutting board.
Yup. You knew it was next. You need a cutting board. A good strong one like this, Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board – Thick Strong Bamboo Wood Cutting Board and you definitely want a grooved one when working with meats like this. No more puddles on the floor.
And last but not least, you need a good carving set like this one, Classic Forged 2-Piece Stainless Steel Carving Set to slice up that gorgeous turkey. I won’t tell a soul if you eat it while you’re slicing. It’s an unofficial rule. If you do the slicing you get the first beautiful tastes of the turkey. It’s your REAL right as the official carver, says me.
Now let’s talk pie. You can’t serve up pie without one of these, pie servers And serve pie we will. Don’t forget to check out our amazing Sweet Potato Marshmallow Meringue Pie. Or if you hate fruity pies you could always go for this Cookie dough pie. Totally nontraditional for Thanksgiving. But certainly won’t judge if you’re giving me chocolate.
And why not serve up pie in this gorgeous dish from Le Creuset. I’m always a sucker for everything blue.
Happy Thanksgiving friends. I pray that you have a wonderful day filled with family,good food and amazing conversations. May Christ be on your hearts and minds as we say thank you for all he’s so richly blessed us with.
Thanks for being here friends!
Til we meet and eat again,
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