Cooking during the week of Thanksgiving gets earlier and earlier every year. Perhaps your family tradition at one time had been to spend the entire day in the kitchen. Before long, that probably backed up into doing prep on Wednesday evening. However, preparing the kind of meal most people expect is now a week-long event. In fact, if you are thawing a 20-pound turkey in the fridge, you would have had to pull it out of the freezer the Saturday before in order for it to be ready in time.
There are many other factors that also go into preparing a big turkey dinner at home. For example:
- You want to check your thermometer and other kitchen equipment in advance to make sure everything is in working order.
- While many groceries can be purchased in advance, perishables will have to be purchased on a separate trip closer to the big day to ensure everything is fresh.
- The turkey is going to be an oven hog on the big day. That means taking care of other baking (pies, for example) in advance.
- Clean out Tupperware and make space in the fridge in advance, so you have plenty of room for leftovers without having to clear out the fridge after cooking all day.
And really, that’s just the shortlist of things that need to be done. Now admittedly, you may already be well along into your preparations for this year, but Caterman Catering is always available to help with the holidays.
We have more than 25 years of experience in preparing holiday meals. Our menus are extensive, and our express catering service will deliver right to your door. While you are enjoying your meal with the family this year, imagine how much more enjoyable it would be if you didn’t have to spend the entire week in preparation. Then make a note to give Caterman Catering a call at 408-441-8719 for all of your holiday catering needs.