The Make-Ahead Side Our Test Kitchen Chef Swears By

Planning a holiday menu is complicated. That’s why we created an Automagic Holiday Menu Maker to help you pick and choose everything from snacks and drinks to main dishes and sides. And that’s why, on this week’s Dear Test Kitchen, our Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen teaches the save-the-day side of any menu: make-ahead sautéed vegetables.

“Even the best chef in the world can’t cook everything at the last minute,” Josh tells me. Which means incorporating a make-ahead dish into your menu isn’t just the easy way out. It’s actually really smart.