I would like to bring a few "home made" dishes with me when visiting my future in-laws for Thanksgiving. We will be leaving Wednesday morning for along drive down to NC from NY and so I will be cooking Tuesday night (I have a decent size cooler so keeping things cold will not be a problem). Therefore, my dishes would be about a day and a half old by the time they were actually enjoyed. I know some things get better with "age" but because some of the dishes I'm thinking of making are first time attempts, I don't know if this will be the case. Should I be concerned that they will not taste right if they are a day or so old? I was thinking of making a side dish (maybe corn casserole or spaghetti pie), maybe some sort of appetizer (was thinking spanikopita stuffed in phyllo dough) and a desert of some sort (homeade chocolate chip cookies, pie, or cake). I guess my question, since I don't cook that often, should I scrap the idea and just buy some kind of desert on the way down and/or some flowers and scrap the idea of actually cooking?