Don’t worry about a full fridge! Fill a large cooler with ice to store dishes that need to be refrigerated.
Set the dinner table early in the morning or the day before. You’ll have more time to visit with your guests.
Before the meal, fill the coffeemaker with water and grounds. When someone wants coffee, just turn it on!
Make sure your dishwasher is completely empty before dinner. More room for dishes = less handwashing
Mashed potatoes don’t have to be a last minute dish that takes up stovetop space. Make them in advance and keep them warm in a crockpot.