Cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? It can be a daunting task for even an experienced cook.
But do not panic – you will be armed with some tips from professional cooks that will save time and maybe even offer some assurance to your dinner guests that they can continue and relax because you know what you  Make dishes before time
Do not try to cook a turkey and make all sides on Thanksgiving – you will burn out quickly and be exhausted at dinner
. Many foods can be made before time without sacrifices for taste or quality.
Kathy Fang, a recipe developer and cook / owner of Tech Favorite Fang Restaurant in San Francisco, recommends home chefs to consider preparing some baked items like macaroni and cheese, au gratin potatoes, candy yam and pies at least a few days in advance.
"This way, you free up the oven for turkey and only need the oven to heat the food," she explained. "For dishes that have a cheesy topping, leave the cheese and add before warming just before serving."
Sauces and filling
Fang also recommends getting as much as a two day start to making salad dressings, compots, marinades, cranberry sauce and sauce to save a very crucial time on Thanksgiving Day. The filling can be started technically as soon as you buy the bread as you want to be old with your holiday.
"Thanksgiving stuffing is really something that's actually improved when done in advance," said Christopher D & Ambrosio, Executive Director chef at The Barn and The Farmhouse in Bedford, New York. "Take dried or inactive bread ̵1; preferably something with an assortment of nuts or raisins – and suck it in milk and eggs, season with chopped sage and thyme and spice with parmesan cheese. Bake it an hour before dinner begins and after you finish."
"For me, the most unsuspecting star in the Thanksgiving meal is a sauce," says Greg Biggers, head of the Margeaux Brasserie in Chicago. "Let's be honest: a good sauce is poured on everything and is often shut down to the last minute, which makes it a lot to suck. I always like to start this a few days before time so it's time to sit and all tastes really come together and taking the stress of making it time. "
Dessert is a course that you can jump at super early, as if you want it?
"A light one is a pie crust," said Margeaux Brasserie's pastry Ashley Torto. "You can make yourself in advance and freeze. You can even make the dough, crawl it in your pie plate and freeze it in this way. You can bake the pie a day or two in advance. They are doing well and it opens space in your oven on Thanksgiving Day. "