Thanksgiving Preparations: A Delicious Side Dish & Kitchen Cleaning Tips

While turkey is the traditional Thanksgiving main dish, it’s the side dishes that bring to the table a variety of flavors to make dinners much richer, diverse and interesting.

Whether you’re a guest or a host, we’re sure you will impress everyone with this incredibly delicious side dish. So, without further ado, here it is.

Scalloped Potatoes With Cheese

One of the old time favorite side dishes is scalloped potatoes topped with cheese, this side dish is very easy to make and goes very well with turkey.

You will need, one onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, three tablespoons of butter, three tablespoons of flour, ½ cup of chicken stock or water, 2 cups of milk, a pinch of paprika, 4lbs of potatoes, two cups of grated cheddar cheese, salt and black pepper to taste.

To prepare it first preheat the oven to 400F and grease the baking tray or pan you will use and slice the potatoes. Put the three tablespoons of butter over medium heat and saute the onion until they become translucid, then add the garlic until it changes its smell, after that, add in the flour and stir until it’s well mixed. Add the milk and the water or chicken stock and salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Continue to whisk until the mixture thickens and then set aside.

After the sauce is ready, cover the bottom of the pan with slices of potatoes and top with sauce and cheddar cheese, repeat this until the baking pan is full, then place into  the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes or until the surface is golden.

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Cooking goes hand in hand with mess, so if after cooking this delicious side dish you’re left with a messy kitchen, follow these simple housecleaning tips, or give us a call to set you up with professional maids in your area to take care of it.

1. Cleaning the oven: If your oven has some remains of food or cheese after preparing this cheesy recipe, remove the large pieces of food with the help of a plastic kitchen utensil or spatula only after it is completely cool. Then add baking soda over the dirty areas and sprinkle with a little water. Let it sit overnight and scrub with a cloth the next day.

2. Remove cheese from a casserole: Remove the big food particles as much as you can and brush the remains under hot running water, after doing this, add into the pan a mixture of vinegar and dish washing liquid and let sit for a couple of minutes, after this brush the remains and clean the soap with water.

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