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Snappy Make-Ahead Sides

Snappy Make-Ahead Sides

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Highlights
    • Now that you’ve streamlined your side dishes, grab a few décor and hosting tips to make your day even easier with our ideas for Thanksgiving Made Simple.
    • Show Your Gratitude. Give friends and family a gift they’ll be able to enjoy again and again. Our Practical Ways to Say Thank You offer up clever ways to give useful, reusable holiday treats.
    • Look Forward to Leftovers. Don’t get stuck in a post-turkey rut! These ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers Renewed offer up all-new ways to enjoy all those extra holiday eats.

No matter how prepared you are with the menu-making, Thanksgiving Day traffic jams always seem to happen. The stovetop is chock-full of boiling pots, the oven is like a labyrinth. Coordinating all of the cooking that needs to be done in time for dinner isn’t always easy. But this year, we have an idea that will make meal prep quicker, simpler and more enjoyable than ever—prep-ahead side dishes!

We’ve put fresh new twists on favorite seasonal flavors, with four side dishes that can be prepared days ahead, stored in the fridge until the holiday arrives, then pulled from the fridge and set straight on the table. No stovetop needed, no oven required! Just four deliciously snappy side dishes made in Snapware®, ready to be served as soon as you’re ready to celebrate.

3 DAYS BEFORE: WHITE BEAN HARVEST SALAD

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Make this marinated salad up to 72 hours before Thanksgiving! Toss together white beans with a variety of confetti-colored veggies and allow them to soak up the flavors of a savory Dijon marinade in the brilliantly handy SNAPWARE® ENTERTAIN A BOWL 5QT BEAN TURQUOISE.

The longer this salad marinates, the more flavorful it becomes. So prep it a half week before Thanksgiving and store it in the fridge. When serving time comes, you’ll have a scrumptious salad that tastes just like fall, served in a bowl the color of autumn. Party perfection!
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3 DAYS BEFORE: PARMESAN-CHEDDAR CREAMED CORN

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Though most people think creamed corn comes from a can, stirring up a fresh batch is simple and so good! You can prep this recipe up to 3 days before you serve it. Just mix up the ingredients and store in a SNAPWARE® TOTAL SOLUTION™ 4 CUP ROUND PYREX® GLASS FOOD STORAGE W/ SNAPWARE® LID. When it’s time to eat, remove the lid, microwave and serve. Your stove and oven will remain open for last-minute cooking, plus the sink will stay dish-free with this ready-to-go autumn recipe.
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1 DAY BEFORE: BROCCOLI-CRANBERRY SALAD

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Broccoli florets are tossed with crunchy sunflower seeds and a colorful mélange of dried fruits, then coated with a zesty sauce. Though you can enjoy this salad right away, it only becomes more flavorful overnight, making it a perfect make-ahead recipe. Prep, store and serve this entire salad in our SNAPWARE® TOTAL SOLUTION™ PYREX® GLASS FOOD STORAGE 4-pc SET. When you’re ready to eat, you’ll have a beautiful dish that complements both the colors and flavors of a classic Thanksgiving menu. All you have to do it put it on the table and enjoy!
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1 DAY BEFORE: MARINATED KALE AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH SALAD

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Kale and butternut squash are two perfect flavor pairs. The combination of deep green leaves and golden cubes looks absolutely stunning when tossed with sparkling pomegranate arils. Because kale is such a coarse leaf, a bit of overnight marinating works well to tenderize the tough greens. You can prep this recipe in 15 minutes the night before Thanksgiving, tossing it together in a SNAPWARE® ENTERTAIN A BOWL 5QT BEAN RED. Then remove the lid and serve straight from your Snapware® container.
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You always serve up the classics. Why not twist things up a bit this year and give yourself the gift of minimal prep with these easy make-ahead sides? They taste great with all of the traditional holiday eats and make Thanksgiving Day deliciously relaxing…which is one side-dish side effect you deliciously deserve!

Highlights
    • Now that you’ve streamlined your side dishes, grab a few décor and hosting tips to make your day even easier with our ideas for Thanksgiving Made Simple.
    • Show Your Gratitude. Give friends and family a gift they’ll be able to enjoy again and again. Our Practical Ways to Say Thank You offer up clever ways to give useful, reusable holiday treats.
    • Look Forward to Leftovers. Don’t get stuck in a post-turkey rut! These ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers Renewed offer up all-new ways to enjoy all those extra holiday eats.