30-Minute Thanksgiving Time-Savers

November 13, 2019

At Summerly, the homes are designed for gathering and enjoying life’s moments – just like Thanksgiving, which is right around the corner!

While the gourmet kitchens in our new homes go a long way, here are some tips to save you from stress this Thanksgiving when you welcome family and friends to your new Summerly home. The best part – each tip only takes 30 minutes or less.

  1. First things first, make a plan and a timeline for the big day. A schedule will keep you on track and make sure you don’t forget anything required for a successful feast. Don’t be shy about asking for or accepting help. If a guest offers to bring a dish, let them! This will save you time, and believe us, it will make a difference.
  • Make things easier by sticking to simple recipes for your sides. Here’s a collection of 30-minute Thanksgiving recipes that are quick and delicious. Need more oven space? Try using the BBQ to cook your turkey. It turns out delicious, it’s easy and it frees up your oven. 
  • Set up a drinks table where guests can help themselves. If you’re serving cocktails, include a recipe card with instructions next to the ingredients so people can prepare drinks to their own taste.
  • Prepare as many dishes as you can in advance and set the table the night before. The more you get done ahead of time, the more time you’ll have to enjoy the special day with your loved ones.
  • Make a game plan for a quick cleanup after the meal so you can join your guests in your great room to relax, laugh together and share memories.

From all of us at Summerly, we wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

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