18 Holiday Kitchen Hacks to Get Dinner on the Table Fast
The holidays are all about spending time with the ones you love, and if you take our advice, you’ll be loving us, too. This holiday season, give thanks and raise a toast to these 18 mighty helpful entertaining tips we’re dishing out. From orchestrating oven coordination to reviving dried-out turkey, use these holiday hacks and you’ll pull off an amazing dinner without breaking a sweat.
Create more counter space and never lose that spot in your favorite cookbook by hanging your recipes up in your kitchen. (via Food Network)
Save yourself some time and elbow grease with oven-to-table cookware like stoneware, enamelware or vintage Pyrex. (via Simple Bites)
4. Three-Tier Oven Rack ($20): Triple your oven space by adding this multi-tiered oven rack, which allows you to cook your roast, sides and pies all at once.
That cooler that’s packed away for camping and beach trips can keep food hot, too. Just wrap your steamy side dishes in foil and place them in the cooler until ready to serve. (via Peppers and Pollywogs)
Between basting the turkey, checking the pies and entertaining guests, we know setting the table can get shifted to the bottom of your to-do list. A serve-yourself buffet saves time and makes setting the table a breeze. (via Bon Appetit)
Okay, so we get that an essential part of your holiday meal is showcasing a beautifully browned bird front and center. However, if you want to fork over traditional presentation for tender meat and crispy skin with the least amount of effort, consider this time-saving recipe. (via Serious Eats)
A pot of boiling water can make peeling potatoes so much easier. Forego the peeler and simply scrub, boil and then submerge your potatoes in cold water. You’ll be able to peel potatoes with your bare hands. (via Wonder How To)
Serving a big crowd, but pie pastry isn’t your forte? Ditch the pie plates and try this slab pie instead. This recipe also makes your cranberry sauce do double duty, which means less work for you. (via Kitchen Confidante)