It’s Wednesday night and you have had that week. The week when you had so much else going on between getting the house cleaned, kids packed up, and all your work done that it is now crunch time and you have nothing to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Or even worse– you are hosting with no food!
Worry not- these meals will keep your guests (or hosts) happy and make the most of that precious little time you have left before the party.
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes- This recipe is sure to be a winner. While you struggle to get all your other dishes and desserts in order, stick some potatoes, milk, broth, and garlic into the slow cooker. After a few hours, you’ll take an electric mixer to them and then they’re practically done!
- In-a-pinch biscuits– Technically, they are named hurry-up biscuits. Either way, you get the idea. These are great for the tight schedule. You come out prepared, your guests leave happy with these.
- Cranberry Sauce- The best part of this recipe is its simplicity. It calls for a bag of frozen cranberries. This is probably something most busy people can get on board with
- Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts– Needing at least one green vegetable represented at the table? Throw green beans and a few other ingredients on the sheet pan and stick it in the oven. Your side will be ready just in time for dinner or driving.
- Pumpkin Dessert Bars– No last minute dinner is complete without dessert! You won’t know what to do with your new-found spare time once the food is prepared.
Going last minute on the entire meal may limit your turkey options, but it does not hurt to stop by local groceries and restaurants to find some cooked turkey or thawed ham. Or, alternatively you can check out this recipe that calls for turkey tenderloins which may be an easier find and easier process than an entire turkey.