Face it there Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are all starting to stress out. The thought of cooking all those dishes is making us crazy! Here are some simple ideas that will make your meal taste homemade but will save you lots of time and allow you to spend more time with your loved ones.

Here is what you do:

  • If your family only eats white meat turkey, trying purchasing enough turkey breasts to feed everyone. The prep work is a lot easier, they cook faster than a whole turkey and they are much easier to carve.
  • Mashed potatoes: Instead of going to the trouble of making your own mashed potatoes trying buying one of the already made mashed potatoes at your grocery store. Personally, I’m a huge fan of anything “Simply Potatoes” makes. They are normally by the eggs in your grocery store. In addition to mashed potatoes they also have mashed sweet potatoes this time of year. Both are delicious! You can heat up as many packages as you need and put them in a crock pot to stay warm.
  • Stuffing: Stove Top is amazing and quick. If you want to make it taste more like homemade, sauté a diced onion, some diced celery add it to the stuffing when making it on the stove. You can really add anything you like to give it your special taste, nuts, cranberries etc. Quick and easy!
  • Pumpkin Pies: If you don’t have time to make the crust but want a homemade look and taste, trying picking up some Pillsbury Pie Crust Shells in the refrigerator section at your grocery store. You simply place the pie crust in a 9 in pie pan and add your pie filling and bake! No big pie crust mess to clean up.

These are just a few ideas of ways to cut down on your time in the kitchen. Remember it’s your holiday too!