Sunday, November 20, 2016

10 tips for a perfect Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday. I love the emphasis on family and thankfulness. And obviously, I love the food. In years past my aunt and I have cooked dinner for a dozen or so family members and it has always been so fun (albeit tiring) to stay up late on Wednesday night prepping the turkey and slicing vegetables.

This year, however, I'm staying on the mountain with Keith, his family, and some of in my-laws' in-laws. I think the last time we counted there were going to be close to 20 people there. Like the genius I am, I said I'd cook the turkey. And the stuffing. And two apple pies. Send help. And wine. I'm actually pretty excited for it and I'm already looking forward to my Thanksgiving afternoon nap.

I decided that since I'm such an expert at cooking Thanksgiving food, I'd share my top 10 tips to make sure you have a perfect Thanksgiving.



1. Boob down! I know it looks prettier and more photo-worthy to cook the turkey boob up, but cooking the bird book down makes all the juices settle in the part of the bird with the most meat.

2. Dry the WHOLE thing. After you've thoroughly washed the inside and outside of your bird, make sure to pat the whole thing. Especially the inside! Otherwise your turkey will be gross and your Thanksgiving will be ruined.
3. Use the right potatoes. If you're making mashed potatoes, Yuma gold potatoes are the best ones. They're incredible creamy and when you mash them you only need to add a little bit of milk. But really, the basically mash themselves.

4.Butter the bird in all the right places. Make sure you sensually rub salted butter in between the skin and the meet. Get friendly with each other, it's fine.



5. Don't make your own cranberry sauce. It's way more trouble than it's worth (probably) and nobody will care if your sauce is from a can.

6. Wear gloves. Raw poultry can give you diseases and you don't need to see your Thanksgiving dinner twice, if you know what I mean.

7. Don't forget the yams! One year we made a big deal about having yams with dinner but then we forgot to take them out of the oven until halfway through dessert. So now, our running family joke is, "Don't forget the yams!"

8. Delegate. You can't do everything yourself and nobody expects you to.


9. Use paper plates. Who likes doing dishes? Bueler? No. Nobody likes dishes. You can get really pretty and sturdy paper plates for really cheap at basically any store. Do it and then thank me.

10. Let it go. At the end of the day, Thanksgiving is about family and any major mishaps will just turn into good fodder for future family stories.


4 comments:

  1. Some people take Thanksgiving so seriously about everything being picture perfect and need to lighten up! You're right about letting it go, it'll be funny next year.

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  2. I"m going to three Thanksgivings this weekend and I can't wait! Luckily I'm only cooking for one of them. haha.

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