Make ahead Thanksgiving side dish and dessert?
I need to travel this Thanksgiving and will be preparing the food I am bringing on Tuesday. I can bake/prepare it at the host's house but want to have it ready to go when I arrive Thursday morning. Can anyone suggest anything that I could bring? I would like to bring a veggie dish or dessert but have no time at all on Wednesday.
I will be making cucumber salad on Tuesday, it will only be better on Wed.
2 hothouse cucumbers, skin on sliced thin
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 tablespoon minced mint
1 small red onion thinly sliced red onion
placed sliced cucumbers in bowl and sprinkle with salt, mix around, weight them down and let them sit for 10 mins. After 10 mins squeeze all the water out.
In a large bowl combine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper - stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the cucumbers, herbs and onions. Let sit at least 1 hour in the fridge. I think they are best sitting at least one day or more in the fridge.
To serve take the cucumbers, onions and herbs out of the liquid and place in your serving bowl. Save the liquid.
If there are any left overs, place back into the liquid and back into the fridge.
Best leftover use: on your turkey sammie with stuffing. They pickle more the longer you let them steep.