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Let’s Talk Turkey: Parts 1-5 Revisited

by donR November 23, 2015

5 Tips & Tricks for better turkeys

5 Tips & Tricks for better turkeys

Two years ago we wrote a series of articles about choosing, preparing, and serving a turkey for budge-friendly holiday meals. We went on  to suggest safe  ways to use turkey and side dishes for several planned-over meals. Since that time we’ve picked up 5 more tips and tricks we want to share with you as well as review the 5-part series Continue reading

Let’s Talk Turkey: Part 2, Planning

picture of shredded poultry

If planning to use turkey for several meals, keep a few slices of breast and shred the rest.

Let’s Talk Turkey: Part 2, Planning

Before buying a turkey, it helps to have an idea about how you are going to use it. My former Principal always said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” That bit of wisdom applies to cooking as well as teaching.

If you and your family usually eat too much at Thanksgiving dinner, and want to change, a trick from a dietician’s manual recommends that you serve restaurant-style instead of passing the bowls around the table. You can then control portion size and less turkey will be needed. Starting the meal with sparkling apple cider for toasting thankful messages, a quality soup and leafy green salad means less room for heavy mashed potatoes and gravy. If you prefer to pass the bowls and have free choice, you will plan differently. Here are 5 tips and tricks for meal planning. Continue reading