October 11, 2016

Published Tuesday, October 11, 2016 with 0 comment

Thanksgiving Hacks You’ll Find Extremely Helpful

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Here are some life hacks that’ll not only help you hold your sanity in place, but will make your Turkey day a fond memory for all.

Make lists

You’ll need to start this at least 3 weeks before Thanksgiving. Take a diary and note the following:
List of guests
Dinner menu
List of ingredients you’ll need
Gifts or favors (if any)

Clean your fridge

Before you really set out shopping, clean your fridge. You’ll know what to buy and what is already kept at home. This helps you not only save money but also helps you save space which comes in so handy for party dinners.


Not just for Thanksgiving, but planning is the key to every dinner or party you ever host. You need to make day-wise task lists. For instance 2 -3 days before dinner measure and keep ingredients aside, was veggies etc. A day prior to the dinner, prepare stuffing, chop veggies, make pie base etc. And for the D-day, make a hour-wise task list. With so much on your mind, these lists will become lifesavers.
Pie crust with extra flakiness

To get that extra flakiness on your pie crust use ice cold vodka instead of water.

Save time on appetizers

Save yourself tons of work by making raw appetizers. Cheese and pineapple sticks, cocktail sausages, herb salami with cheese etc. make great appetizers and you save on time and effort too.
Bite sized pies

Use lids of mason jars to bake cute bite sized pies.

Flavored ice-cubes

Freeze fruits to get cool looking ice cubes and add a little flavor and zing  to the beverage, alcohol or not.

Steam corn in a cooler

Put corncobs into a cooler, pour boiling water and keep the cooler closed for 30-40 minutes. Add some butter and pepper to add flavor to your corn cobs.

Pick up shredded glass with dough

Glass broke? Pick up broken glass pieces with a ball of dough or modelling clay by gently pressing it against the floor where the glass broke. Broken glass will get stuck to the ball of dough and you won’t even hurt your hand.

Steam veggies in the dishwasher

The hot water treatment in your dishwasher will give your veggies the right softness. Do remember to remove soap from the dishwasher theough!

Holiday smell

Get that pleasant holiday smell in your house by making stovetop potpourri.


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