Thanksgiving Hosting Hacks

    Thanksgiving Hosting Hacks

    Nov 08, 2017

    Hosting Thanksgiving may seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. We've got our best hosting tips, tricks, and hacks for a stress-free holiday, complete with cocktails and easy cleanup!

    Cover Your Turkey in Bacon

    Worried about a dry turkey? Cover your bird in bacon and relax. The bacon will baste the meat and crisp to succulent perfection.

    Make Your Stuffing in a Muffin Tin

    Make individual stuffing portions and bake them up in a muffin tin. Everyone gets the perfect combination of crispy edges and a creamy center.

    Assemble the Appetizer

    Skip the fancy appetizers and assemble a crowd-pleasing charcuterie tray. Everything comes from the grocery store, so you can unwrap and assemble. We like to include a few cured meats, two or three cheeses, crackers, olives, and mustard.

    Say Yes to Your Microwave

    Short on oven space? Turn to your trusty microwave for dessert. These quick mug cakes steam while they cook, so they're extra moist and delicious.

    Love Your Slow Cooker

    Free up stove and oven space with our entertaining secret -- the slow cooker! We especially love it for hands-off dishes like mashed potatoes.

    Good Gravy

    There's no need to dirty another dish -- make your gravy right in the roasting dish. Simply skim off the fat using a spoon, and add any flavorings you like!

    Stick to White Plates

    Crisp white plates are our entertaining secret. Not only does food look its best on white plates, but they're easy to mix and match.

    Mason Jar Mugs

    Move over, fancy stemware -- we're serving up drinks in Mason jars this year. The jars are inexpensive, easy to clean, and can be used year-round!

    Skip Fancy Silverware

    Keep the silver stored until a small holiday gathering. It will save you time hand-washing and keeps things casual. We like to mix and match everyday utensils.