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Oct 25, 2007 07:38 AM

Make Ahead Thanksgiving

What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes that can be partially or fully made in advance? There are some helpful older threads on this topic but would love some fresh advice.

So far, we’re planning on a fried turkey, baked turkey breast, ham and outsourcing a carrot soufflé for 10. I’m not crazy about freezing whole dishes in advance but am open to it and any other suggestions/recipes. Many thanks!

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  1. Cornbread dressing is a great make-ahead dish, and it complements fried turkey nicely. You mix up the whole thing, put it into a baking dish, then freeze unbaked. Defrost in the fridge the night before, and bake it the morning (or afternoon) of your feast.