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Countdown to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Eve: What you should be prepping 1 day out 

 

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We are one day away from the big Turkey day! Do you have everything ready to go? Are you frantically running around wondering what needs to be done today? Here’s a few things you should be prepping one day out from Thanksgiving!

-Today is the day to start making any sides that will reheat well, like casseroles.

-Start chopping and prepping for garnishes, toppings, salad greens and stuffing ingredients.

-If your stuffing recipe calls for stale bread, cut the bread now and set the cubes on a baking sheet to dry out.

-You can also bake your pies, so they have time to cool overnight before serving.

-Finish all your baking and store it in the fridge or on the counter over night

-Set the table

-Complete light housecleaning

What other tips and tricks do you use to prep the day before thanksgiving?

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What to prepare for 1 Week out from Thanksgiving

We are 1 week away from Thanksgiving. Hopefully your guest list is finalized, and your menu has been planned. But what should you be prepping for one week before the big day? Here are a few tips to make sure you are on the right track to a stress-free day!

Pick Up Your Turkey
If you’ve ordered a turkey, now is the time to pick it up so you can be prepped to defrost it. If you haven’t planned for your turkey yet, purchase a frozen bird today so it will be able to defrost properly in the fridge.

Shop for Non-Perishables
Divide up your shopping list into perishables and non-perishables and get the latter out of the way now. Non-perishables include equipment, decor, paper goods and cleaning supplies – but could also include baking ingredients like flour, sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, canned pumpkin and cranberries. Wait until the day before Thanksgiving to buy fresh vegetables, seafood and bread.

Prepare a Cooking Schedule
Being organized is the key to keeping stress at a minimum on turkey day. Review your recipes and create a day-by-day schedule for the week leading up to Thanksgiving as well as a day-of plan.

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Weekly Meal Prep

Weekly Meal Prep

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We send a talented personal chef to your home on a weekly basis to shop, cook, clean up and stock your refrigerator with delicious meals that meet your family’s personal tastes and special nutritional needs. We do an in-person profile consultation with each family to learn about your family’s favorite dishes and recipes, restaurants, favorite food ethnicities, dis-likes, allergies and intolerance, and any special diet restrictions you might have. Your family eats different than any other family. You need meals made the way that you like them, not some standardized, limited menu that you are restricted to.

These pictures are an example of a typical week of meal prep for a family of four. Most families this size require 4.5 to 5 hours of service and around $90 – $100 per week in groceries. Smaller families, couples and individuals require less time. Larger families more time. You have several decisions you can make to help control the price of your service with Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service. Learn more about us and what we do at www.friendthatcooks.com.

Roasted chicken breast and local tomato butter
Roasted chicken breast and local tomato butter

Cumin crusted pork with Cotija sweet potato puree
Cumin crusted pork with Cotija sweet potato puree
Broiled snapper and quinoa
Broiled snapper and quinoa
Braised beef country style ribs and homemade fettucine
Braised beef country style ribs and homemade fettucine