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Turkey Roasting Tips 2013

Posted 10-08-2012 at 10:51 AM by bigbearfla58
Updated 06-10-2013 at 06:20 PM by bigbearfla58 (New Tips for 2013 Happy Thanksgiving burp!)

Monday, Octobear 08, 2012 Happy Columbus Day. I have no way of knowing if you are a kitchen hero or a negative integer kitchen zero so I'm going to sick with what I call turkey 101.

Turkey Roasting 101

If this is your 1st Thanksgiving or you got married this year congratulations. Fair warning do not let your new mother-in-law volunteer you to make the entire Thanksgiving dinner this year. If this happens simply say "Since I am in charge of the Thanksgiving feast this year I'll make tuna helper and order out for pepperoni pizza with extra anchovies" After she wakes up from having fainted ask if she will let you follow her around the kitchen and learn all of your Thanksgiving recipes and secrets.

Please click this link for the butterball web site for proper thawing and roasting instructions.

Never put hot stuffing into a cold turkey that causes bacteria to grow and you absolutely want to avoid that. The golden rule of stuffing...
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2013 Thanksgiving Preparations

Posted 09-24-2012 at 01:30 PM by bigbearfla58

Monday, Septembear 24, 2012 It rained Saturday and Sunday so I decided to invite friends over for pumpkin crisp. I made this two years ago and it's been a big hit ever since.

Pumpkin Crisp Part One
Pumpkin Crisp Part Two

I use the base in part one and use the Barefoot Contessa's crumble topping makes a great crisp to serve family and friends for Thanksgiving dessert.
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2013 Thanksgiving Preparations

Posted 09-04-2012 at 03:33 PM by bigbearfla58
Updated 08-09-2013 at 10:48 AM by bigbearfla58 (Updates for Thanksgiving 2013)

Wednesday, Septembear 05, 2012 5:38 p.m. I just wanted to take out time today to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season yet to come.

Here is part 3 of my Thanksgiving Checklist
(see below)

21. Two weeks before Thanksgiving clean your dishwasher with 1/4 cup vinegar and 5 tbs baking soda.

22. Empty washing machine and dryer ready to wash up the linens and tablecloth the day after Thanksgiving and check for stains.

23. One prepared salad or sandwich to eat for lunch. I make my own chicken salad with celery, grapes and tarragon

24. Get a good nights sleep on Thanksgiving Eve and set up coffee maker to make a fresh pot of coffee tomorrow morning.

25. Two or three great cooks to help you out in the kitchen -- make sure they are GREAT COOKS who have at least 13 years of Thanksgiving experience


27. Two cans of Bar Keepers Friend cleanser to help you clean up after
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2013 Thanksgiving Preparations

Posted 09-04-2012 at 03:27 PM by bigbearfla58

Tuesday Septembear 04, 2012 5:38 p.m. I just wanted to take out time today to wish you all very Happy Columbus Day and holiday season yet to come.

Today I am re-seasoning my cast iron skillet and going over my Thanksgiving check list that helps me get myself organized now for Thanksgiving Day.

Here is part 2 of my list Part 3 will be posted tomorrow.

11. Make sure home and carpets are clean before your guests arrive

13. Variety of freshly roasted/toasted nuts, cheeses and crackers to serve as appetizers before dinner to give you more time in the kitchen

14. Clean and dry roasting pan with roasting rack for the turkey

15. Sharp carving knife and sharpening steel -- re-sharpen knives every 4 months

16. Large platters for turkey -- warm them up with hot water before carving your turkey

17. Schedule hair/nail appointments with hairdresser. Your dead line this year is
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2013 Thanksgiving Preparations

Posted 09-03-2012 at 09:37 AM by bigbearfla58
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Monday Septembear 02, 2013 I just wanted to take out time today to wish you all very Happy Labor Day and holiday season yet to come.

Today I am re-seasoning my cast iron skillet and going over my Thanksgiving check list that helps launch my Thanksgiving preparations for 2013.

1. Make sure your oven is CLEAN and CALIBRATED

2. New memory card, batteries, battery charger, film for camera or camcorder.


3. Have enough place settings, bread & butter plates, serving bowls and serving pieces for side dishes


4. Tablecloth, napkins, napkin rings, place cards and center pieces and decorative items for the table.


5. Stemware for water and wine -- salt and pepper shakers


6. Bottled water, soft drinks/iced tea for children or guests who do not groove on wine


7. Well stocked pantry and ice box dog food cat food for pets


8. Check and double your Thanksgiving
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