I love Thanksgiving, and I expect you do too. I really enjoy seeing my friends and family, and I especially love all that wonderful food! What I don’t love so much is spending all my time in the kitchen, cooking Thanksgiving dinner. When that happens, I end up missing my family and friends, and not spending time with them.
That’s why I try to make Thanksgiving as easy as possible by preparing as much of the food in advance as I can. That way, I can do the cooking ahead of time, and be free when my guests arrive.
If you want to do the same, make sure you try these great make-ahead recipes. After all, just because you are the host of the dinner doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time in the kitchen!
As appetizers go, the salmon mousse is pretty hard to beat. It’s got a lovely taste and texture, and it’s not too filling either. Also, you can make it several hours or even a day in advance, leaving you free to relax and spend time with your guests. After all, you ARE the host!
Of course, you could buy salmon mousse, but it can be expensive, and it’s actually very easy to make your own. This recipe from Martha Stewart only takes 15 minutes to make and contains just five ingredients. Try it – I know you’ll love it! Recipe here.
Miso-infused cream cheese
Miso-infused cream cheese with vegetable crudités can be made up to four days before Thanksgiving. In fact, the longer you leave it, the better it tastes. This might not be your usual Thanksgiving appetizer, but it’s truly delicious, and very healthy too. Recipe here.
Bacon-wrapped Smoked Mini Sausages – 3 Ingredients
Often called pigs in blankets, are a Thanksgiving favorite, at least in my house! I always make more than I need because I like them not only as an appetizer but as a snack too. Recipe here
More Simple and Quick Ideas for Thanksgiving
Don’t need to overcomplicate, simple recipes for a perfect Thanksgiving. My favorite recipes here.