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Transporting Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget with Linda Koopersmith

























How to Transport a Turkey:

Supplies:
•  Cardboard box
•  Newspapers, 4 big bath towels
•  Roaster



How To:
Transport cooked turkey in a roaster with a lid, in a cardboard box on the floor of the car.

•  put wadded up newspaper, and towels inside a cardboard box.
•  food wrapped in newspaper absorbs moisture & provides insulation.
•  food wrapped in towels provides insulation and helps if there are spills.



Tips:
•  Hot Food - Coordinate time food is done with walking out the door.
•  Store hot foods on the floor of your car.



What About Cold Foods?

Supplies:
•  Empty almond milk or soup containers
•  Wet towel frozen in freezer inside a plastic bag
•  Rubber shelf liner
•  Aluminum foil



How To:
•  make your own freezer ice blocks with 1 quart semi-soft containers like soup or almond milk containers.
•  freeze a wet towel in a plastic bag to wrap around food container wrap dish in aluminum foil and icey towel.
•  use rubber shelf liner to keep food from sliding around in a box or on the floor of your car while traveling ($4.99).



What About Dessert?
Make your own pie, and cupcake carriers instead of purchasing expensive ones that take up space in your kitchen.

Supplies:
•  Pizza box
•  Stock pot
•  Gaffer's tape
•  Dinner plates



How to:

For transporting holiday cupcakes:
•  Use a pizza box to & cut crosses into the lid for placing cupcakes.


For transporting pies:
•  Use a stock pot for transporting 4-5 pies.
•  Use tape to make 2" tabs.
•  place 2 tabs on each plate.
•  lower the first plate upside down into pot with pie on it.
•  continue lowering plates and pies.
•  use tabs as handles to remove the pies.




For more valuable advice, follow Linda Koopersmith on Twitter @Lindakoopersmit.


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