Thanksgiving is less than a week away. It is time to get the Turkey and determine when to thaw it. Frozen Turkeys are just fine. I know every TV chef in the country says to buy a fresh Turkey, I have prepared one fresh and one thawed Turkey side by side and my guests could not tell the difference. Here are a few tips for picking out a turkey and getting ready for Thanksgiving.
Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I want to give my annual quick tips. Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any cook. Accepting or asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It can the one thing that keeps you sane during this sometimes stressful holiday. Below I have listed a few tips and shortcuts that can help ease your stress and make your thanksgiving a tad bit more joyous. Be as prepared as possible. I have created a sample menu and timing that you can use to make Thanksgiving as easy as possible. Also, there are plenty of tips from what turkey to choose all the way to how to cook a frozen turkey. Its all in there.
One of the most common questions that I get regarding Thanksgiving is….”How do I get everything to be done at the same time”? This question has a lot to do with the menu that you have selected. It also has a lot to do with proper planning and preparation. Below I have laid out a sample menu and how I would prepare for it. Using this sample menu I have planned out a cooking schedule for my Thanksgiving feast.
It is time to brine. With Thanksgiving fast approaching it is time to determine if you want to brine a turkey. It is easy to do. But you do have to prepare. The steps are simple and listed below. What can I say, it is time to brine your Turkey!
Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I want to give my annual quick tips. Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any cook. Accepting or asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It can the one thing that keeps you sane during this sometimes stressful holiday. Below I have listed a … Read moreTurkey Tuesday Roundup 2013
There is nothing worse than waking up on Thanksgiving morning to discover that you forgot to defrost your turkey. You panic!! There is no safe way to thaw a turkey in time to eat it and you can’t figure out what to do. Well, I am here to help rescue you. We are going to cook … Read moreHow to Cook a Frozen Turkey
I love stove top stuffing. There is something about the easy directions and great flavor that keeps me going back for more. I love it! However, when you have a food blog, everyone wants you to make everything from scratch. Who knew that it was a faux pas to serve boxed stuffing to your friends and family when you write about food. Well, you don’t need to tell me again. I make my stuffing from scratch from now on. Even though I base my flavors on boxed stuffing, haha.
Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I wanted to give a few pointers. Let me know if there is anything that I have left out. Choose your turkey wisely… Choose a turkey based on the number of guests. Average is about 1lb per person. Sounds like a lot, but remember a turkey contains … Read moreTurkey 101
Ever since I got my first smoker, I have been smoking everything but turkey. I never had the guts to try to smoke a Turkey for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of those meals that you cannot screw up. However, after this year of competitions and gaining more experience with my smoker, I wanted to try it. I must say, smoking a turkey is simple and fun. Plus, it tastes amazing. I have no idea why I have not done this sooner. Smoking a turkey opens up space in your oven for side dishes and also makes it so that your oven does not have to be on all day. With a few simple steps, your turkey will come out perfect every time.
It is that time of the year. The time when many people freak out trying to cook a turkey for a large group of people. When done right, turkey is the most amazing food around. However, turkey easily dries out and needs to be monitored when cooked. The easiest way to add flavor and keep … Read moreHow to Brine a Turkey
Last week Tucker and I drove to Michigan to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. It was a great time. Tucker loved the road trip. When we arrived I learned that we were going to deep-fry a Turkey. I have done this a couple of time before, so I helped prepare a marinade and we were off to deep-fry. Deep Frying is quick, easy and delicious.
Deep-frying gives you crispy skin and some of the juiciest turkey around.