Tips for Transporting a Holiday Meal in a Vehicle
Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work for one person, so many of us contribute to the meal by bringing along one of the dishes. Sounds like a solid plan, right? It might seem like it until we are ready to leave for our hostess’ home and we need to get our food in our vehicle – and try to drive without any spilling. Luckily, we have created a chart that lists the best method of transporting your dish.
|Turkey, Ham, or Other Large Entrees||Wrap the cooked meat and roasting pan in aluminum foil, and then in towels. Place in a laundry basket for easy carrying and to prevent spilling in the vehicle.|
|Mashed Potatoes||Transfer the mashed potatoes to a bowl made of glass, porcelain, or other heat-safe material. If the bowl does not have a coordinating cover, use aluminum foil. Wrap in a towel and you should be good to go.|
|Green Bean Casserole, Scalloped Corn, Candied Yams, or Other Side Dishes||After baking your food in a casserole dish, place it in an insulated casserole carrier. If you don’t have one, wrapping it in towels or an old blanket will be just fine.|
|Cranberries||For homemade cranberry sauce, transport in a closed Tupperware container. For canned variations, just bring the cans with you and open them once you reach your destination.|
|Rolls||Rolls are by far the easiest Thanksgiving staple to transport – all you need to do is place them in an airtight container or large Ziploc bags before you are ready to go!|
|Pies||Once your pies are cooled, we recommend using a pie saver (available through Tupperware or Amazon) for easy transportation. If you don’t have one, saran wrap will be just fine – just watch your fingers so you don’t ruin the crust or filling.|
From all of us here at Poulin Auto Sales, have a Happy Thanksgiving!