Let’s Talk Turkey

Everyone’s family has a different Thanksgiving tradition – some people may travel, others will stay at home.  Some people are going to spend the day watching football, and others will take a nap after all that food.  Some people will have a small gathering, and others will invite every person they have ever met to the festivities.

The one thing that most of these days will have in common is the turkey.  Lots of new cooks fear cooking the bird, and more experienced cooks may be looking to jazz up their recipes for turkey (and all of the side dished too).  Here’s a couple of websites that might make the meal planning a little  easier:

The fine folks at Butterball know their turkeys – they’ve provided a whole site full of how to prepare the turkey in a variety of ways.  The information can be found at www.butterball.com.  They also have a phone number where you can talk turkey to them: 1-800-BUTTERBALL.  You can call them between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m CST.

Other recipe sites that you might find fun to browse through include www.allrecipes.com.  At AllRecipes, users submit their favorite recipes, and other users rate them and make suggestions on how recipes can be made better.  It also has a handy-dandy feature that allows you to adjust the quantities that a recipe makes (your family is only 4 people, so you don’t need a recipe that serves 12, for example).  It’s a treasure-trove of recipes that are rated, so you know if they are decent!

Love her or hate her, Martha Stewart has defined hospitality for a generation.  Her site, located at http://www.marthastewart.com/, has lots of recipes for the holidays, along with tips for decorating.

The Food Network is also a great resource for recipes from their on-screen chefs.  They also currently have a special section on Thanksgiving recipes.  They can be found at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!  And let us know how the turkey turned out!

–Jennie M.

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