After I made my very first Thanksgiving dinner many years ago, I developed a whole new respect for my Mom. She just always made Thanksgiving seem so effortless. We’d have tons of guests in our house and my Mom always put on a huge meal with delicious food. She was never frenzied or stressed, but always perfectly coiffed and ready to entertain.
After my first Thanksgiving disaster, I asked her how she did it. As it turns out 90% of the Thanksgiving meal was prepared and cooked ahead of time. Brilliant! I’ve since adopted her method and I now find Thanksgiving dinner so much easier
Start now and look for recipes that can be made ahead of time like this Cranberry Sauce or these Cheesy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes.
There’s two things I really love about these Cheesy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes. First, they don’t dry out when they are reheated. Second, cheese. Who tries to get more cheese in their life all the time? This chick right here, that’s who.
- 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes (about 6), peeled, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup shredded Cracker Barrel Old Cheddar Cheese
- 1/4 cup Miracle Whip Original Spread
- 1 green onion, sliced
- Cook potatoes in boiling water in large saucepan 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.
- Mash potatoes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Spoon into microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Kraft Heinz has teamed up with Loblaws to encourage families to Cheese the Day, which means having fun with cheese in new and unexpected ways!
Get out to your local Loblaws store to pick up a Kraft Heinz cheese product and make a delicious recipe (I highly recommend the Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes above for Thanksgiving)
Every day from September 24-October 15, CheeseTheDay.ca will feature a new daily recipe with Kraft Heinz cheese! There will be a total of 23 great new recipes for everything from dinners to after school snacks to desserts and more.
Sign up to sync these recipes to your online calendar (Outlook, Google calendar, etc.) and automatically get a delicious recipe daily! I love that it takes some of the daily “What’s for Dinner?” guesswork off my plate.
By syncing your calendar you will be provided with daily recipe inspiration and the option to download or print recipes to try another time.
Most of us use cheese products in our everyday cooking, but we forget how much can be done with products we are already familiar with.
We can mix things up without going too far outside our comfort zones to make fresh and exciting meals. Changing up our meal routine doesn’t have to mean spending endless hours in the kitchen or going over budget.
I want you to find out how easy it is to Cheese The Day so I’m giving away a $100 Loblaws gift card below. Good luck!