With all the hectic schedules and numerous things to do daily, everyday drama is almost a routine. We are so busy all the time and we hardly appreciate the little things in life. Sometimes we ought not to go through all of the tasks to accomplish anything anymore, we just want it done. We like to do the same things we do but in a short and simple way.
This busy holiday season, it’s very interesting to learn about kitchen tricks that could be done better, to save time and even money. Take these simple kitchen hacks the can make the work easy with the same results.
Use a cooler to store your food.
Not enough space in your fridge? A cooler is a great space for storing extra items that won’t fit into your fridge.
Use bacon to cover your turkey before baking to keep it moist.
Want to keep your Turkey juicy and tender? The fat from the bacon will do the magic for that!
Use your slow cooker to keep your side dishes warm.
To keep your side dishes such as your mashed potatoes, casseroles and dressings warm, put them in a slow cooker on the lowest setting while you wait for the rest of the dishes to cook.
Ice your turkey to prevent it from drying out.
You don’t want your turkey to get dry while cooking, isn’t it? Place a couple of bags of ice over it for a few minutes.
Prepare your veggies the night before.
Cutting your veggies consume a lot of time so always prepare them the night before the big day. It saves you much time. Chop them up, place in a ziplock bag and put them into the freezer for the next day.
Keep your gravy warm by pouring it into your clay pot.
You don’t want your appetite gone because of the cold, congealed gravy. Pour it in the thermos; it will keep your gravy nice and warm until it’s time to eat.
Boil potatoes in their skin to make them easier to peel.
Cut around the skin of the middle of the potato with a sharp knife. Boil your potatoes for a few minutes, drain water and pour cool water into the pot. Gently rub the skin off your potatoes with ease. That’s it!
Save your overcooked turkey, pour warm chicken broth over it.
The moisture of warm chicken broth poured over it will help revive the turkey meat.
Use ziplock bags to hold ingredients for your stuffing and casseroles.
This saves you so much time washing the dishes. Once you are done you can easily toss them in the trash!
Keep Mashed Potatoes Toasty in a Slow Cooker.
Make your mashed potatoes ahead of time, and store them in a slow cooker set at low heat, it will keep them warm and ready to serve.
Use a Slow Cooker for a Big Batch of Hot Chocolate.
Do not underestimate the power of your slow cooker to make a jumbo-sized batch of hot chocolate to a large, cold, thirsty guests. Use the same strategy in making a big batch of mulled wine, hot toddies, hot buttered rum or any other toasty holiday drinks.
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