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Preparing Vegetables and Storable Sides

Two days before Thanksgiving is the ideal time to begin preparing your storable sides. Starting your preparations now will allow you to be less stressed in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. After all, Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate and relax with family and friends.

1. Make side dishes that can be stored and easily thrown together the day of, such as cranberry sauce, casseroles, relishes, soups, and dips.

2. Cut and cube bread for stuffing; set in a single layer on a baking sheet to dry out.

3. Clean and chop vegetables.

4. Peel potatoes and refrigerate in a pot of cold water.