Many families are deciding on how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving this year and, for some, that plan includes hosting at a rental house. A new adventure? Yes! But with this new adventure comes a kitchen (and house) full of items that you aren’t familiar with. Pack your cars with everything you’ll need to pull off Thanksgiving dinner with ease.
Small Food Chopper
You’ll may want to bring a knife or two along with you, but this food chopper will come in handy for heavy duty jobs. Use it to dice onions, chop nuts or cut up leftover turkey for a sandwich the next day.
Table décor may be a little more sparse than other years, but there are still ways to make it festive and fun. We love these beautiful collapsible vases, many of which are modeled after famous works of art. They lay as flat as a plastic bag but add some much-needed color to the table when you add water and flowers. When you’re done, let them dry and fold them back up for easy packing.
Electrical outlets are often at a premium in a vacation home, so the less things to plug in, the better. This cordless immersion blender is multi-purpose, allowing you to whisk or use the tool like you would an immersion blender. You can mix cocktails, blend your gravy, make whipped cream for your pumpkin pie or make a smoothie in the morning.
Any tool that pulls double duty is always a winner, especially when you are away. This essential set from Dreamfarm contains five tools that each serve as multiples. The supoon can be used to scoop while the spadle converts from a big serving spoon to a ladle.
When you can’t go home after the big meal, you’ll want to make sure to have some good family fun. Card games and board games are always a winner, and this 7-in-1 set allows you to play a variety of games without getting bored.
You can’t travel without coffee. If you are in a remote location and can’t get your coffee shop fix, you’ll want to bring something along to make a stellar cup of joe. This aeropress works like a French press without any bitterness. It’ll make 1-3 cups at a time.
Making a full Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of food and you’ll want to double check that you have all the ingredients you’ll need. This year, why not have the turkey (and other meats) sent directly to where you’re staying? ButcherBox has a variety of different turkey offerings, ranging from small turkeys to roasts. All you need are the sides!
The stovetop will be busy with sides and the turkey will be in the oven, so why not bring a portable griddle? This multi-functioning kitchen tool can be used as a griddle or grill and is the perfect item to cook other meals on while your kitchen is in use.
You’ll want bowls that are both functional for stirring and beautiful for serving. These lightweight, dishwasher safe, bamboo nesting bowls are easy to transport and will look pretty on just about any table. The sizes range from tiny (perfect for that cranberry sauce) to large (a great size for a big salad).