It’s time to talk turkey! I’m sure everybody is looking forward to their thanksgiving meal; well, if you’re in charge of dinner I have some tips to make it picture perfect.
- Wondering whether you’ll have enough turkey? If the party is all adults figure a pound and a half per person, lots of kids? Lower it to a pound apiece. This allows for leftovers!
- If you’re buying a frozen turkey you need to figure thawing time into your schedule. The turkey in it’s packaging should be put on a pan in the refrigerator and thawed twenty-four hours for every five pounds, so pop a ten-pound turkey in the fridge two days in advance!
- Cooking time will vary depending upon your method of choice and your oven. But remember two rules, cook it no lower than three hundred and twenty five degrees and until a thermometer in the thigh reads one hundred and eighty degrees!
- Gummy, lumpy mashed potatoes? If you add cold liquid to hot potatoes that’s exactly what you’ll get. Instead warm some buttermilk and mash that in for fluffy and flavorful potatoes!
- Soggy pies a problem? If you’re making a fruit pie, paint the bottom and sides of the piecrust using a egg that has been beaten , the white should be added before the filling, it will solve the problem fast! For cream or custard pies, sprinkle a thin layer of superfine sugar in the bottom of the crust just before pouring the liquid.
We love to relax around a fireplace with the family during thanksgiving which is why we also created a guide on the best fireplace inserts in the market.