If you are trying to prepare a big meal and are trying to time everything to be done at the same time, it can be kind of tricky. Potatoes are one of the things that can be done a bit ahead of time, in my opinion.
- You can peel and cut potatoes a couple of hours ahead of time, just be sure to cover them with water for the duration of the wait. This will prevent them from turning brown.
- Once the potatoes are boiled and mashed, place them in a metal bowl and cover them with aluminum foil. Place the metal bowl above a saucepan filled with simmering water and they will stay nice and warm while you prepare the rest of your meal.