Thanksgiving can be a breeze or your biggest nightmare. Check here for the turkey do's and don'ts that could save your day. Whether you have been doing this for years or this is your first time hosting the big bird for your family, you'll be a champion.
When I wake up in the morning my eyesight isn't really up to speed till a few cups of coffee so when I took the hound out for a stroll this morning I had to do several double-takes at what I saw in the yard.
I know, I was raised the same way... grandma would cook the bird for what seemed all day and constantly lathered it in some shining concoction like the bird was at the beach, but seriously, if you want a great bird keep the oven door closed.
For some this Thursday will be the first time to ever cook a turkey for others it will cause much stress not to dry it out and a few chosen will again make the best tasting-moist turkey ever. Are you one of the chosen?
I think we all have memories of our family gatherings and for some reason, Thanksgiving brings out the best or worst of everyone's family. My most vivid memory though was of the meal itself, or lack thereof.
As mama get's up with the chickens and the little ones slumber away, the house fills with the warmth of Thanksgiving. For just a moment put the worry of a dry turkey and runny cranberries aside and remember to be thankful.
I don't know why, but that unassuming frozen bird causes so much grief every year. How big a turkey will feed everyone AND give us left overs? To Tent or Not? Is it safe to stuff the bird? How long do I cook it? How hot should the oven be? What does basting do and is it necessary? Okay, before I st…