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What can I prepare in advance to bring to Thanksgiving dinner?

Thanksgiving Dinner is Friday (27th) at my brother’s house, and I’d like to bring a side dish or dessert. The problem is that I will be out of town with my husband’s family from the 22nd until mid day on the 27th. So I don’t have any time to prepare a dish unless it’s 6 days in advance. Any suggestions on what would be good, even after sitting in the fridge for a week?? Thanks for your help!

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9 Responses to “What can I prepare in advance to bring to Thanksgiving dinner?”

  1. btchplzz77 said:

    don’t go. stay home and watch the Cornhuskers win.

  2. dart said:

    Whatever you prepare, put it in the freezer. Have your husband take it out and heat it up (if necessary) in the oven.

    I’d go with pumpkin pie…then you only need to thaw it.

    I make a nice soup, that could be frozen, too.

  3. Maria b said:

    Maybe you could bring some fancy mixed nuts and assorted chocolates, they will keep well

  4. Panama Joe said:

    Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes?

    I’ve been bringing these for years, and they always are welcome. This recipe, as noted, can be frozen for weeks, and still reconstitute well. Basically, you use cream cheese instead of butter, and sour cream instead of cream or milk. This makes a denser mash that holds up well to re-heating in the microwave:

  5. Jeff T said:

    I’m always in a similar situation as you, since I live in Virginia and usually travel to Pennsylvania (where my extended family lives) for Thanksgiving.

    Last year I made “Pigs in a Blanket” (bite-size hot dogs wrapped in little triangles of crescent-roll dough) and they were such a huge success! And they’re easy to make ahead. I made them 5 days before Thanksgiving last year, popped them in the freezer, and they came out tasting delicious! Here is how to do it:

    1) On the 22nd, line up the pigs in a blanket on 2 pans, but don’t bake them! Cover w/ aluminum foil and freeze ’em.

    2) On Thanksgiving day, bring the frozen pans of pigs in a blanket to your brother’s house. Then pop ’em in his oven! That way you’ll be able to serve them piping hot and fresh — and for a nice touch, bring along mustard and ketchup to dip them in.

    Good luck!!

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  7. RICKY said:

    1. The Perfect Turkey: The cuisine remains incomplete without the perfect Turkey. The various dishes that can be prepared with turkey are Turkey Pizza that can have mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, basil with tomatoes, black olive and cooked turkey for topping. Another dish can be Roasted Turkey with Butter Glaze prepared with turkey, butter, brown sugar, marjoram, lemon peel, bourbon, pepper and fresh herbs. You can even try out baked turkey with steamed rice which is relishing

    2.Stuffed Dishes: The stuffed dishes can include turkey stuffed with bread, chicken broth, celery, onions, oysters and mushrooms. You can various other ingredients stuffed in turkey as per your own choice or liking.

    3.Vegetarian Recipe: This is for those veggie lovers. This can have Pumpkin Soup, Vegan gravy, and Vegan Pumpkin Pie.

    4.Side Dishes: For side dishes you can prepare Cranberry Chutney, Basic Turkey Gravy, Pineapple Cheese Salad, Sweet Potatoes and Giblet Sauce.

    5.Desserts: This can have Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie—the most traditional sweet dish; Pumpkin Cake Roll, Pumpkin and Praline Pie, Ryan’s Famous Pumpkin Nut Bread and Apple Pie or Cranberry Desserts.

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