Transporting Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget with Linda Koopersmith
How to Transport a Turkey
• Cardboard box
• Newspapers, 4 big bath towels
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.
• 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?
• Empty almond milk or soup containers
• Wet towel frozen in freezer inside a plastic bag
• Rubber shelf liner
• Aluminum foil
• 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.
• Pizza box
• Stock pot
• Gaffer's tape
• Dinner plates
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.
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