Tips for A Great Thanksgiving

Tips for A Great Thanksgiving | Dixon, IL
Tips for A Great Thanksgiving | Dixon, IL

Thanksgiving is a celebration that many foodies look forward to. Take some of the stress out of your holiday food prep with these helpful tips.


Fridge real estate is in high demand in November, so before you start into the cooking, take all those jars of jam and bottles of ketchup and put them in a cooler for storage, freeing up the refrigerator. Or if warm foods are taking up too much space, use the cooler’s insulation as a warming drawer. Just line it with aluminum foil to keep foods hot.

Mashed Potatoes in the Crock Pot

Free up room on the stove by slow-roasting the mashed potatoes in a crock pot this year. Just add in some heavy cream to the potatoes and turn the setting on low until it’s meal time.

Pre-Chopped Ingredients

Need some time savers? When you go to the grocery store, check out the salad bar and pick up some ingredients that are already prepared to help reduce time in the kitchen.

Gravy Thermos

Another way to keep foods hot is to place the finished gravy in a thermos until dinner. Just transfer it to a gravy boat when the meal starts and it’ll be ready to go.

Chicken Broth

Overcook the turkey? Not a problem. Warm up some chicken broth and pour it over the sliced turkey to revive the meat and add flavor.

We here at Ken Nelson Nissan want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Make sure to schedule your vehicle’s pre-winter service appointment before you embark on holiday travels.

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