If you host Thanksgiving at your home, then now is the time to start making room for all of the dishes that need to be stored in your refrigerator. To make room for everything it is a good idea to use up the items that are currently taking up space. My wife calls the process of clearing out the ingredients available in the refrigerator as “creative cooking.” It consists of not shopping for groceries for a week while concocting dishes from the ingredients that remain in the refrigerator and cupboards. Creative cooking also takes place at our house prior to long vacations.
While you clear out the space in your refrigerator it is freeing up valuable real estate for the turkey along with the side dishes that will reside in there while they wait to be prepared. This also allows for room in your refrigerator for the all important leftovers.
With just a little more than a week to go, get cleaning and avoid having to play refrigerator Tetris on the big day. Let us know about some of your favorite “creative cooking” recipes in the comments. One of my favorites is a good ol’ fashion stew using up meat and savory vegetables.