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:: Singing:: Get Me To The Table On Time

E_M Nov 11, 2010 08:58 AM

...with apologies to Lerner and Loewe.

The one thing I have trouble with is getting everything piping hot to the table on time. (I don't have a warming drawer.) For this Thanksgiving, I am puzzled beyond belief as to what I can make beforehand. Once I take the turkey out of the oven, I pop in the dinner rolls. But, I have stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, a kugel, someone wants corn, and roasted asparagus with mushrooms. How can I reheat or keep warm the stuffing, potatoes, kugel, and still roast the asparagus and saute the mushrooms all at the last minute? Microwave? Stovetop? I don't want anything to dry out.

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    LauraGrace Nov 11, 2010 10:24 AM

    Great tips here:


    Make-ahead mashed potatoes and how to keep them warm:


    Plenty of good sides and tips here:


    Good discussion of schedules here:


    Good luck!

    2 Replies
    1. re: LauraGrace
      E_M Nov 11, 2010 10:57 AM

      Gosh, thanks! I searched but couldn't find them.

      1. re: E_M
        LauraGrace Nov 12, 2010 04:26 AM

        You bet.

        You're better off doing a google search on Chow most times! :)

    2. phofiend Nov 11, 2010 09:45 AM


      I've seen it in Costco for a bit less.

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