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Thanksgiving Meal Prep

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest meals of the year and if you are an apartment renter and are planning on preparing a feast this year, you may be worried about preparing all your dishes with only one oven. To make sure you time everything just right and make the most of your home’s resources, we have tracked down some One Oven Thanksgiving Meal Prep Tips courtesy of Epicurious.

Get ahead of the game and make your pies and dessert dishes the day before. Not only will this lighten the load on the big day but it will allow you to give each dessert your full attention and you’ll find that you enjoy the process more.

Baking multiple sides at the same time is a great way to make the most of your oven! Pick a few dishes that cook at the same temperature or pick a median temperature for a few dishes that typically cook at different temperatures. All you have to do is adjust the cook times accordingly and your dishes should come out just right!

Picking a few dishes that don’t require the oven can also help smooth out the entire process. Mashed potatoes and green beans are classic options that rely solely on the stove top, allowing you to maximize your oven’s potential. You can also utilize recipes that call for a barbecue grill. Grilled vegetables and turkey can be a welcomed addition to your traditional holiday fare.

The turkey is always the last thing to come out of the oven but most cooking methods call for the turkey to rest for 30 minutes before serving. During this resting period, use the oven to reheat side dishes or throw in some rolls or biscuits to serve piping hot with the meal!

If all else fails, see if you have a friendly neighbor who might let you use their kitchen to double up on your oven power.

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