Play "oven Tetris" with your baking dishes to simplify Thanksgiving cooking
It was the first thing I pictured when thinking about Leigh Ann's Thanksgiving cooking hack!
I use a Post-It note to label which pan will hold which casserole (sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans, etc.). I then take all my baking dishes/pans and fit them into my oven like a puzzle and I bake everything at once.
Since most dishes bake at around the same temperature, it works for me. Baking time might be just a smidge longer with a full oven, but the simplicity makes it all worth it!
What if you STILL don't have enough oven space? From Andrea:
Mashed potatoes and even stuffing warmed up nicely in a crock pot on the "keep warm" or even low setting. Frees up oven and stove space.
Thanksgiving hackers! What's your trick for freeing up oven space and timing the meal?
Thank you Leigh Ann and Andrea for sharing your Thanksgiving hacks on the Parent Hacks Facebook page.
More Thanksgiving hacks! Go to: Best of Parent Hacks: Thanksgiving