Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to prepare all you need to prepare for Thanksgiving Day. Or even if there were, you know good and well that if you truly tried to do it all in one day, you’d be dead on your feet come meal time.
I know this truth. In my first few years hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, I spent a good amount of effort making everything the night before and the day of the meal. I was exhausted and frantic. I had too much on my plate at once.
Now, I find that a good plan is key. Part of that “good plan” is making things in advance. I make several dishes and freeze them, thawing a few days before the meal. One such dish is the gravy.
My Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy is delicious – every bit as much as if it were made on Thanksgiving Day. It’s simple too – leaving precious time for you to focus on other dishes, your family, or just to catch your breath.