If there was ever a week to prep food ahead of time, this is it. Between frazzled family, travel stress and hours of cooking in the kitchen, Thanksgiving week is a whirlwind of activity. Make it easier to prepare — and enjoy — with delicious make-ahead recipes.
She shows us how to prepare mashed potato casserole with cheese and onions, port wine-infused gravy and cranberry relish with almonds and apricots.
"These rich and cheesy potatoes have plenty of flavor from herbs and the browned onions, and can be made ahead of time," says Clark.
"Port wine gives a light sweetness and deep color to this sophisticated make-head gravy."
"A twist on the classic orange and walnut studded cranberry relish, this one has roasted almonds and dried apricots, which fleck the intense red berries with bits of orange. Cinnamon adds a sweet earthy note."
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