Family gathers around Thanksgiving table

Many Americans will spend some time traveling for Thanksgiving this year. Depending on how far you are going, you are likely bringing a dish to share. However, not all food travels well. You want something that won’t spill, won’t get smooshed, doesn’t require cooking on your arrival, and doesn’t spoil easily. With these criteria in mind, here are a few recommendations.

Bread. Your Thanksgiving plate is not complete until you add a fluffy dinner roll. Along with the classic dinner rolls, you could try a sweet bread with seasonal flavors like pumpkin or cranberry.

Salad. A salad is something that can be easily prepared in advance and kept cold in a cooler while you drive. Consider storing all of the chopped ingredients separately so any greens used won’t wilt. Combine everything once you arrive.

Cranberry Sauce. Homemade cranberry sauce is simple to make and can be easily spiced up with some additional ingredients like vanilla extract or bourbon. Once cooled, it travels well, as long as it is in a leak-proof container.

Casserole. If you are driving less than an hour to your Thanksgiving destination, consider bringing a casserole. This will take some of the stress off of the host’s oven. Keep your dish well-insulated with towels or put it inside of an insulated container to keep it warm until you arrive.

We here at Evansville Kia wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! And remember to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment, to make sure your holiday drives are as safe as they are pleasant.