Stress Free Thanksgiving Prep ~ Chop, Slice & Dice In Advance ~ Bamboo Cutting Board Product Share


Hi everyone welcome back to my kitchen and today We’re going to focus on our make-ahead Thanksgiving And how you can take the stress off your life when you’re preparing for your Thanksgiving meal today We’re gonna talk all about how you can prep ahead of time so that on the day You need to cook everything is ready already. Let’s go see how this all comes together Today I’m gonna show with show you how it’s easy to do Me’s and plus or That’s what the French call it means and plus meaning to set in place Do all of your chopping slicing and dicing? prep ahead of time and if you get out your recipes and you figure out exactly what you need you couldn’t do everything for each recipe and You can either put them in little plastic containers separately or in this case I’m gonna be prepping for stuffing and cranberry sauce I need some fresh items for both of those things And I’m just gonna put them all in a container one for the stuffing and one for the cranberry sauce So today’s video is sponsored by the kitchen love and they provided me With this beautiful bamboo cutting board that has these silicone grips on both ends it has a channel for catching drips if you wanted to go ahead and use this to slice meat like a roast or a chicken and It also came with this awesome little set of utensils in this really cute little canvas bag well It’s in like a muslin bag, but look at these are really beautiful. They’re substantial and they’re finished they’re beautiful These are made out of bamboo bamboo is naturally antimicrobial The surface of the board is not going to dull your knives. It’s made out of completely non-toxic material It’s really easy to take care of and I want to thank them for sponsoring today’s video if you would like more information on where you can obtain your own Cutting board these are really reasonably priced to I will say and I’ll leave a link down below where you can find them on Amazon But we’re gonna move on and I’ve got my knife, and I’ve got my containers over here one That’s gonna be for stuffing and one’s gonna be for cranberry sauce super easy what you’re gonna do is I’m gonna go ahead and cut my Apple and my pear up because I have a sweet Cranberry chutney that I’m gonna be making and we’re gonna be doing that in another video and I need little cubes of Apple, but you can do this I Would say if you want to start your Thanksgiving week off like on Monday Chopping slicing and dicing all the things you’re gonna need To make ahead of time then I Would start on Monday with that because these are gonna keep in your fridge? If you’re using it like I’m using an apple I’m gonna use this pretty quickly But if you’re gonna do this ahead of time I would just give it a squeeze of lemon and mix it all up in there I’m also gonna be cutting up a pair and that’ll keep them nice and fresh and also keep them from turning brown and Then I just can slip this right into my container And like if you had a recipe that had you needed to do apples pears and something else you just Put all of that In the container and label it and just put it in your container and like I said make sure you label your containers so that you know what item is for what dish and Boom, you’re good to go. There’s my apples and pears ready to go for my cranberry sauce and Then we have our onion and our celery for my stuffing and if you like something else you know in your stuffing you’re gonna take whatever ingredients are necessary for your particular recipe and just Get the things you can get done ahead of time Done because that’s one thing you won’t have to do on the day of Thanksgiving sometimes setting up and stopping to do the mise and place is the thing that takes the longest I remember that being the case for my Mom when I was a kid is that Thanksgiving morning always started out With chopping slicing and dicing so that she didn’t have to do that and stop every single time she started a new recipe She already had them done because you’re gonna have like you’re gonna have onions for more than your stuffing You might have your onions for stuffing and for green bean casserole You might have you know a little diced carrots for the same reason and it might be you know Several things that you’re gonna use chopped parsley in you could chop that ahead of time Easily, and then boom you’re all done another great thing You can do is if you’re using fresh herbs you can those and you can wash them roll them up in paper towel and put them in a ziploc bag and then They’ll stay super fresh. Just like they had been fresh picked Hmm yes, but you’re gonna get the paper towel damp anyway because your Huckle if you wash them shake them off and Then just roll them up in that paper towel. It’s gonna stay nice and damp and it’s gonna keep them fresh I’ve done that for years now I’m gonna go ahead and cut up my celery I Really like this cutting board, too Because the way the grain is made up in it It’s not um. My knife is just running really smooth on it And Then you can just transfer this to your container you Chop whatever you need for this recipe make sure you label the container and you’re good to go and this is always how I like to chop celery, and this is another way you get it nice and uniform size I cut it in half, and I cut each half in half and then you just Run your knife through it Just like that it couldn’t be easier There’s also a great opportunity for you to practice your knife skills if that’s some place that you really need to practice The more you chopped the more you rock, and then all you have to do to clean up this board is rinse it under some water just Like that And you’ll want to dry it off right away and then all you have to do is dry it with a paper towel and You’re done if you want to really maintain it after it’s dry you’re gonna want to just wipe this down with a thin coat of Food grade mineral oil and that’s gonna keep it in top condition for you before we finish up I just wanted to give you a good look at what these boards look like when I’m out actually using them What you’re looking at here is two separate items in? two different colors, and then they also have a gift set so the kitchen love was generous enough to send these to me and They’ve got the Antimicrobial bamboo cutting board your choice you can do the cutting board or you can do these utensils Which I think are really beautiful These are listed separately or you can get them together as a set. I will have links down below Where you can either go to the page for the utensils you can go to the page for the cutting board or you can go? to the page for the gift set the gift set will actually feature some a Bow it’ll be tied together with a bow so it’s easy for gift-giving. I think these are great for housewarmings for wedding gifts for bridal shower gifts these are great if your Son or daughter is moving into their first apartment or they’re going off to college to live in an apartment with roommates I think these are just kind of really essential things to have in your kitchen, so I think they’re really good quality They’re heavy I love the silicone on them not like like an oak board this will take a beating a little bit more so than another Hardwood cutting board so I would just like to say thank you to the kitchen love for sending these off to me And if you want to check them out go down below and check out those links And I think these would make a fantastic holiday gift as well That’s why they’re gonna be in my holiday gift guide for this year, and you can consider this that recommendation And that’s how you do prep ahead of time for all of your Thanksgiving recipes Making it super easy for you to get the job done on the day that you’re gonna be entertaining So I hope that that is helpful If you like this cutting board go check it out on Amazon because I think that you’re gonna Really, enjoy it so go ahead and check it out. If that’s something that interests you I hope that this information is helpful and takes a little bit of stress off your prep time for your Thanksgiving meal Just take a deep breath and roll with it everything’s gonna be fine Even if all you’re gonna do is burn your turkey and end up ordering a pizza It doesn’t matter because what the true meaning of Thanksgiving is is just being together with family and giving Thanks for the blessings that we already have in such abundance. Even if we think we don’t have a lot We have a lot, so I hope this is helpful. I hope you loved it If you enjoyed the video, please consider giving me a thumbs up if you’re new to my kitchen And this is your first time visiting welcome I hope that you learned something and if you liked what you saw Please consider hitting that subscribe button if you are a tried-and-true member of the Noreen’s kitchen family Don’t forget to hit the bell notification button because we don’t want you to miss out on all the real food for real people Real easy recipes that we present right here on our YouTube channel and straight from our kitchen. I hope that you enjoyed this little Prep video for Thanksgiving, and I hope that you give it a try, and I hope you love it and until next time I’ll see ya

39 thoughts on “Stress Free Thanksgiving Prep ~ Chop, Slice & Dice In Advance ~ Bamboo Cutting Board Product Share

  • November 20, 2017 at 12:01 am
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    Love bamboo

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:13 am
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    These are beautiful!🍴

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:13 am
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    Good video

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:15 am
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    I did mind today

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:19 am
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    Beautiful cutting board

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:20 am
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    The cutting board and utensils look very nice.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:23 am
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    Love those cutting boards!

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:25 am
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    That's a beautiful set!!

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:27 am
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    I put the same things in my stuffing and I add craisins. xoxo

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:30 am
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    I have been prepping and cooking the last 3 days, I am proud to say dinner is 80% done and in the freezer waiting for Thursday!!!!!!

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:45 am
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    Help! I bought your New booklet thru PayPal, but wasnt given any directions on downloading the booklet. I'm a little frustrated, all PayPal wanted was for me to set up a payment account for in the future. I've never needed or used PayPal before this. Please let me know how to download booklet. Thank you!

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:50 am
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    I have 6 cups of acorn squash puree, anyone have creative suggestions? Does acorn squash make a good pie??

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  • November 20, 2017 at 12:52 am
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    Nice, what a great set. Slicing dicing and chopping is complete. Thank you for sharing all you do. I appreciate it immensely. 🙂

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  • November 20, 2017 at 1:06 am
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    LOVE * esp. for it's Anti-Microbiol, Anti- Bacterial , Anti- slip features. Been looking for something g line this.
    I have a wooden cutting board Very Nice* but don't use it to chop / prep with , so looking for one I can use specifically for this purpose. Thanks* Need to save for this .

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  • November 20, 2017 at 1:20 am
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    looks like a really nice board.. only on the smaller size.. I like a big board..

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  • November 20, 2017 at 1:45 am
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    You forgot to string your celery sweetie… don't forget, there are some on the backside of the rib too!

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  • November 20, 2017 at 2:00 am
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    When I host Thanksgiving, I always do this prep work in advance and store them in ziplock bags. Making a spreadsheet of projects leading up to ‘the day’ is essential. That way you lessen the stress and keeps you from forgetting.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 2:32 am
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    Hey Noreen I took Gordon Ramsey advice on cutting onions n left the root on. No more teary eyed

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  • November 20, 2017 at 2:37 am
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    Just found you from Phillips Fam bam ! Love your channel. I made the stuffing balls today 🙂 thanks for the how to and inspiration .

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  • November 20, 2017 at 3:00 am
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    Love your suggestions for make ahead.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 3:29 am
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    I was just visiting your pumpkin roll video. I know one of Mrs. Shultes sons and his family. We were neighbors in Phoenix . Funny, it's a small world.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 3:37 am
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    That is so awesome! Im going out on a limb…im assuming you know Bob and Kathy? Bob was a highway patrolman.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 4:47 am
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    Green apple🌺🌺🌺🌺

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  • November 20, 2017 at 4:48 am
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    I don't string celery when I chop it either…. No point to me. I love the way you brought this together Noreen! I chop apples exactly the same way you do! I put them in my stuffing so I just sprinkle fruit fresh in. My home made cranberry preserves are cooling now. I will put them containers when cool and put it in the fridge with all my prep work! Love the video!! ❤️

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  • November 20, 2017 at 4:53 am
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    Memories. When my mother was alive and we went home for Thanksgiving, it was my job to sit in the kitchen and chop everything and break up the breads while she did other things and we would visit while doing all that.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 6:47 am
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    I thought your cat meowing was my cat 😂

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  • November 20, 2017 at 7:11 am
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    very pretty set! Love Bamboo! Just put it in my Amazon cart as a hint hint to the hubby lol

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  • November 20, 2017 at 8:43 am
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    My eyes started burning just watching her cut that onion.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm
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    Wow nice tip been doing things like that for years. Also a food processor works for people who don't habe time not as uniform but fast and easy

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  • November 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm
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    I usually sauté all my vegetables for the stuffing a couple of days ahead and keep them in the fridge. Wednesday I dice and dry out my stuffing.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    Noreen, 💕Ha Ha !! Thx for the Tip 👍🏻This is funny because today is my cutting day to start my prepping for Thursday!! You have to prep when your disabled!! So looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas this year!! You are so right sweetheart!!!We Have A Lot to be Thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍽 to you & your wonderful Family!!! 🤗😘💕🙏🏻Shey

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  • November 21, 2017 at 5:04 pm
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    This might be the place to ask. Have you recently seen some of the warnings on YT and FB re the dangers of pre cutting onions and storing them in the fridge?…supposedly form poisonous gasses. I've been cooking since 1967 and never heard this. And I owned a restaurant! Just doesn't sound real.

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  • November 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm
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    Hi Noreen, just wanted to let you know that yesterday I spend a few hours prepping my veggies n putting them into bags in the crisper drawer. They're now ready for me to use to make my broth the day before Thanksgiving, the ones I use to set my turkey on in the pan, and my stuffing ingredients are ready also. I even got my bread cubed and dried and sitting in my roaster ready to be mixed up into a deliscious stuffing for my turkey. I made a list for each day as to what can be done ahead of time and it feels so good to be able to relax and not worry about forgetting something. It's all good thanks to your info. Thanks hon.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm
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    I’m in the U.K. so we don’t do thanksgiving. But from the end of Nov it’s ALL on for Christmas.

    Since my mum passed in 2014, Family Christmas is ALL mine.

    So I prep as much as possible in advance. So I run with 3 main lists:

    Advance items: dry goods, cans & jars, items with long dates, items for the freezer. This weekend I made a huge pot of applesauce then froze it in meal sized portions.

    It’s tradition in my family to have turkey, pork and a ham. I bought our pork last week as it was on sale at approx half price. So I got a nice huge joint and froze it.

    I’ll do the same with turkey and the ham.

    My next list is items that don’t save or freeze, I get these with as long a date as I can, so cheeses, bacon.

    The final list is the “last minute” items, so bread, milk, cream, veggies, salad etc. These are all items that don’t store for long. Plus because Christmas week the supermarkets are CRAZY! So I book those as online shopping and get them delivered on 23-24 which ever I can secure.

    My husband laughs at all of my lists. I think one year I’ll “forget” to pick up beers and his fav wine… that’ll teach him to never mock the lists!

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  • November 25, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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    magnificent tutorial/ Thank you Rick & Noreen

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  • December 22, 2017 at 12:49 am
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    All the prepping days before Thanksgiving has saved me tons of frustration and stress when I started doing this a few years ago. I am thinking about freezer banking my casseroles in September so all I need to do is thaw them out in the fridge two days before Thanksgiving and bake them the morning of. Nothing goes on really in September anyway😊

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:02 am
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    I have made my cranberry sauce two days before Thanksgiving in the crockpot. Saves time and tastes delicious. Just add all ingredients in and cook on low stirring occasionally for 4 hours or until thickened.

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  • June 29, 2018 at 1:05 am
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    You cut those onions with no problem I’m always crying lol

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  • November 1, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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    I used to do all my chopping by hand until I got a food processor three days ago I’m glad I investedBecause even if you do the chopping ahead of time it’s still a progress LOL

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