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Tip and Tricks Tuesdays: Make Your Thanksgiving Turkey Ahead of Time!

Where have I been. Cannot believe I have not heard this before or have tried it, Thanks to my friend JoAnn now I know how to simplify my Thanksgiving! I love this make ahead turkey technique. She served turkey this way after church for our young family’s Thanksgiving potluck meal.

Make Ahead Turkey


Turkey or Chicken Broth

Prep Day: Brine it, stuff it, roast it, deep fry it, or whatever floats your boat. But for this technique I would suggest patting it with butter and sprinkle salt and pepper, cover with foil and bake on a low temperature until done. The only challenge is to remember to do it before Thanksgiving. After it’s cooked and cooled, go ahead and carve the bird. Place the meat in a baking pan or roaster. Put a few pats of butter on it and a drizzle of turkey broth. Stick it in the fridge for a day or two.

Serve Day: On Thanksgiving take the turkey out of the fridge 30 minutes before reheating. Warm in the oven or an electric roaster before serving on Thanksgiving Day.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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