If you plan on cooking a dish and then heading over to a friend or relatives home for Thanksgiving, here are some tips to help transport food so your meals don't end up looking like my fiance's green bean casserole below!!
- You can freeze foods like pie. That way it does not melt in the car, just make sure you leave time for it to fully thaw out.
- Coolers are a great way to transport foods that can spoil for long drives. Remember, food left out for more than two hours at room temperature can increase the chances of food poisoning.
- You can use tape or bungee cords to hold lips of dishes in place, like crock pots.
- A yoga mat can be a great way to prevent items from sliding around in the car, since they have a non-slip surface.
- When using tin trays (like the one in the photo below), try putting an actual baking sheet under it to make it more sturdy.
- There is a cool tip that is currently going around social at the moment, and that is if you plan on taking home leftover, use muffin aluminum pans. See Video Below!
- Always fully cook your turkey before transporting it. Do not partially cook it and plan to finish it when you arrive. That could make everyone at dinner sick!
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!