Talk to Me Tuesday: Turkey Day TipsPosted by MeckMom on Nov 18, 2008 in Popular Posts: Holiday | 7 comments
I love Thanksgiving. Well, actually that’s not exactly true. I love the idea of Thanksgiving – the boatloads of rich foods, the decorations, the traditions, the leftovers. Unfortunately, since I live several states away from any extended family, I’m kind of on my own when it comes to pulling off this massive, potentially stress-inducing meal. It’s a daunting task to take on each year.
So for today’s Talk to Me Tuesday post I’m asking for your help. I need some fabulous Turkey Day Tips. What tricks do you have up your sleeve that help you pull off a warm, family-friendly Thanksgiving? What recipes do you love? How do you organize your timing to pull everything off? What traditions do you incorporate into your Thanksgiving celebration? How do you involve your kids in the preparations? Are there any cooking tools or tips that save you time and energy on the big day?
To get you started, I thought I’d share my new favorite turkey recipe. Last year, I made a maple & sage roasted turkey and I can honestly say it was the most delicious turkey I’ve ever tasted – moist, tender and packed with flavor. My house smelled fantastic for hours! I found it on Food Network’s website. You can find the link here. The recipe includes a corn bread stuffing but I skipped it and used a box mix instead. If any of you give it a shot, I hope you’ll let me know if it was worth it.
Now it’s your turn to pass on your favorite Turkey Day Tips. As always, to those of you who comment, thanks – in advance – for passing it on.