I need some help and ideas

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-18-2011
I need some help and ideas
Thu, 11-17-2011 - 11:41am

Hi, My name is Trish. I usually hang out over in the parenting area, but I'm hoping you can help me with some ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas cooking. We've always gone to my mother-in-law's house but she moved into a much smaller place this year so we're going to be having 15 - 20 people at our house for the holidays now. I'm nervous about doing all the work since I don't have a huge kitchen. Can you tell me what kind of stuff I can do ahead of time? Or any other tips or ideas or short cuts? I'd really appreciate the advice. My co-worker said her sister used to grill their turkey on the grill so she'd have more room in the oven. I don't think I'm that adventurous, but I'll take any ideas I can get right now!!

Thank you!


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 11-24-2011 - 6:23pm

Today I used my pastry blender to mash potatoes.